This picture is from a fashion shoot photographed by Armin Morbach for a German fashion magazine. The model’s face is visible in all the preceding pictures, making its absence in the final picture striking. When I first saw this photo, I immediately thought of the Nazgûl from Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The Nazgûl, or the Ringwraiths, are Sauron’s immortal King-servants whose physical form faded with time and became invisible to humans. I wonder if we experience absences of their faces differently than absence of the model’s face since we know that the Ringwraith’s faces are never visible. Image of the invisible Riders coming soon.

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  • January 16th, 2011
  • Posted in Faces

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