The Origin of Monsters

The super imaginative Tim Walker photographed this inspiring editorial spread titled “The origin of monsters”, for the spring 2012 issue of LOVE magazine. This peculiar, yet dramatic photoshoot is a combination of crazy hair, pale makeup and couture gowns, all of which is featured in model Kristen McMenamy. Katie Grand, the master of styling, presents vintage Dior couture, chainmail headdress from the Royal National Theater, Comme des Garcons garments and Alexander McQueen dresses. What really caught my eye was the use of these large insects as props, which really fullfilled the dream… this androgynous, dark and twisted fairytale.

Knight, witch, butterfly, Kristen fits perfect to every role. She smokes, she screams, she cries. She is a monster.

Elena Psalti