Note: Contains images that may be considered graphic and disturbing to some readers.
Chris Desabota is a Florida-based photographer who creates cinematic images that scrape high fashion raw with the edges of human emotion. One of the series featured here is “Hysteria,” shot in collaboration with the models Gianna Serino and Sami Mitchell. Dressed in black and smeared with blood, the women revel in the night, embodying violent yet seductive presences. Blood seems to be a recurring motif in Desabota’s work, as seen in “A Night Out” and “The Cuntess,” also shown here. At the crossroads of savagery, beauty, power, and vulnerability, Desabota’s portraits are both gory and glimmering.
Images © Chris Desabota Via Dark Beauty