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Black Blood: The Gothic Glamor of Chris Desabota’s Photography

Chris Desabota - Hysteria ft. Gianna Serino and Sami Mitchell - woman covered in blood lying eeriliy

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.

Chris Desabota - Hysteria ft. Gianna Serino and Sami Mitchell - two women wrestling at night covered in blood

Chris Desabota - Hysteria ft. Gianna Serino and Sami Mitchell - woman wiping face covered in blood

Chris Desabota - Hysteria ft. Gianna Serino and Sami Mitchell - woman wearing black and covered in blood

Chris Desabota - A Night Out ft. Wyatt Bocskai & Frankie Latham - man covered in blood in front of car

Chris Desabota - The Cuntess ft. Taylor Robitaille - woman with bloodied gauntlet

Chris Desabota - The Cuntess ft. Taylor Robitaille - woman with bloodied gauntlet

Images © Chris Desabota

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