Alter Ego

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Another in the Lolita shoot I did with Alice, this time with her alter ego – a combined exposure with Alice in 2 of her lolita costumes. It’s not easy for a model to get the sight lines right when she’s staring into vacant space beside her but Alice just nailed it to create the dialogue here.

Previous shot from this shoot “here”:

Canon 1Ds Mk III; Tv: 1/200 sec; Av: f/11.0; ISO: 125

Description of Lolita from Wikipedia:
In the context of fashion, the term Lolita does not relate to sex. The usage of the word can be considered wasei-eigo or deriving from the female given name, Lolita relating back to Japan’s relations to Portugal. Early Japanese lolitas thought it meant something cute in Portuguese and therefore adopted the wasei-eigo term lolita.

The fashion is thought to have been partly created to react against the growing exposure of the body and skin in modern society. Adherents fight this with modesty, presenting themselves as “cute” or “elegant” rather than “sexy”. One follower of the Gothic Lolita fashion explained:

" We certainly do not do this for the attention of men. Frequently, female sexuality is portrayed in a way that is palatable and accessible to men, and anything outside of that is intimidating. Something so unabashedly female is ultimately kind of scary – in fact, I consider it to be pretty confrontational. Dressing this way takes a certain kind of ownership of one’s own sexuality that wearing expected or regular things just does not."

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