Hidden Revelation

The unwavering gaze consistent throughout the series is a fusion of unapologetic confidence and modesty. Donning robe like fashions of undulating folds and layers, the photos are a study in thoughtful concealment. Jerusalem, one of the oldest cities in the world and holy to the three Abrahamic religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam is comprised of thousands of years of history, with remnants of ancient kingdoms, brutal battles and glorious moments of revelation lying just beneath the street’s surface. From Canaanite, Judean, Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian to Hasmonean, Roman, Byzantine, Muslim, Ottoman, British and Israeli, the city is a portal into an almost infinite number of windows to the past. As an ode to the city’s vast history, the fashion chosen for the shoot is purposefully concealing, hinting that the models, the city, and the region have far more than that which meets the eye. An air of mystery surrounds the models as they float through historic and religious sites. Their clothing, a respectful cloaking, beseeches the viewer to continue looking, learning and uncovering what lies beneath, layer by layer.


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