Retro Modern by Emily Soto Displays a Simple Beauty in Photography

This is a syndicated blog post from Licorne Magazine. Originally written by Alex Burchell. All images by Emily Soto and used under a Creative Commons License.

New Yorker Emily Soto has produced an incredibly brave project that will leave you in no doubt that photography in the fashion world has real artistic value.

The name Emily Soto may not ring any bells, but chances are if you read any fashion or lifestyle magazines, you have seen her photography. From Bloomberg Businessweek to V Magazine, and everything in between, Emily has produced beautiful and unique work. With real artistic flair, each image is a bold expression of emotion, filtered of any excess, and leaves the viewer gasping for air as they immerse themselves deeper and deeper within the multiple layers of her portraits.

The work featured here was shot for New York Fashion Week, featuring the modern and edgy look from fashion label ICB’s autumn and winter catalogue. High-fashion it may be, but there is still an honesty and grittiness to the way Emily has managed to focus on each model, and beautiful though the photos are, it is as if they each have an important story to tell. There’s no pretension, only a rawness which is both distinct and refreshing.

NYFW casting story featuring fashion from ICB
Styled by Lex Robinson
Makeup Paige Campbell
Hair Tiffany Reeder
Models Unia Pakhomova, Lorna Foran, Saadi Schimmel, Ida Dyberg, Eloizia Melo, Ulla Reiss, Kiersten Wood

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.