Ruven Afanador for Elle Italia

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Today we want to show you an amazing photo session by Ruven Afanador for Elle Italia. The November 2008 issue of Elle Italia featured a captivating morbid editorial entitled Evoluzione della specie (Evolution of The Species). The stylist did a wonderful job of creating a cross between a late 19th century medical office and that of a an alchemist’s shop.


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Born in Colombia, Ruven Afanador is considered one of the leading photographers working in celebrity and fashion photography. He is an internationally renowned photographer of limitless imagination, powerful vision and profound sense of self. His work is distinguished by an opulent classicism nuanced by an irreverent point of view. His idiosyncratic visual language is informed by the fierce emotion and lavish style of his Latin American heritage, filtered by an exquisitely mannered elegance saturated with singular erotic charge. Ruven’s work appears in most major fashion magazines in the world as well as in The New Yorker. His commercial clients include Arista, Cacharel, Christian Dior, Elektra et al.

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