Thursday, November 08, 2007

A Little Late For Halloween, But...

...this Vanity Fair cover scares the shit out of me in no less than seventeen ways.


Okay, first of all, her disembodied head is clearly floating atop someone else's torso. Not even a torso, maybe...is that a knee? WTF? No two elements in that composition look like they're in the same zip code as each other, from the rose to the light to the "torso" to the face. Her facial features are freakishly oversized -- like her mouth wasn't already scarily large -- and she looks like she's about to devour that rose in a most unwholesome way. It looks like the DVD cover for a schlock horror movie about a severed head that comes back to wreak vengeance. This shit's gonna haunt my dreams for quite some time.

2 comments:

jessica said...

I vote knee. It's definitely not a back/shoulder. The picture is clearly a composite but, weirdly, it's like someone at VF just discovered Photoshop and thinks we won't notice.

andy said...

Weird angles all over the place... It reminds me of when they use a photograph for the face of a South Park character (e.g., Saddam Hussein). Terrifying.