'What Lies Beneath' for Love Magazine
Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott take to the water in a surreal, macabre series exploring the wreckage of a submerged car. The photos speak to tragedy, mythology and deviant sexual play, employing props like bondage ropes, apples, bandages and a swan. The pale, limpid skin tones of the models against the cool water contrast wildly with shocks of bright red fabric, hair and shoes, evoking themes of innocence and experience, blood and snow. The swan approaching a prostrate model is a nod to Leda and the Swan, compounding the theme of deviant sexual acts in this riveting photoseries.