Bruno Dayan ends his year of spectacular fashion photography for Swarovski with a splash. Partially submerged in oil-black waters, December’s muse is a serpentine, neo-gothic meditation on light and shade.
Sinuous midnight silk is juxtaposed with intricately crafted lace, illuminated with fractal flashes of silvery light. The monochrome drama is achieved with Dayan’s signature wit and artist’s eye: a majestic chandelier drips its glittering crystal into the dark depths, framing the water nymph’s head. As her frosted complexion shimmers, and jagged sparks fly from her magnificent asymmetric bracelet, she appears transported from the here and now into the mysterious world of the lake.
Farewell to a year of fantasy and surrealism—2014 will usher in a very different take: shot by Canadian rock star/photographer Bryan Adams, it will be a vintage year.
Cleo bracelet by Zalda for Atelier Swarovski. Cadence Chandelier made with Swarovski crystals by Schonbek.
From the Swarovski 2013 Calendar, photographed by Bruno Dayan.