Clean Whites and Amazing Tans

29 Oct

This is an issue of V Magazine that incorporated a photograph by Mario Testino about a latina model named Maria Felix. The crisp white background enhances all of the colors put into the shot emphasizing the colors reminiscent of Latin culture.

The first thing that caught my eye was her tan. The background gives her an amazing color that is incredibly vibrant. She is even wearing a clean white blouse that gives her a healthy glow that radiates off the page. Using basic colors to emphasize the body that had made her famous. It is especially important for models to show off what they have naturally and her brunette hair shines against the blank background.

The colorful blanket is another eye catching image within the layout. Oranges and browns give even more of that warm feeling that partners with her glow. These complimentary colors also make the reader think of the Latin culture. It looks exotic and and for me makes me think of a hotter place south of where I live. When I am used to forest greens, dark browns, and birch whites being the usual in nature, I automatically think south.

And make no mistake that the orange wasn’t carefully picked. It is burnt rather than the enthusiastic “Cuse orange we are all used to.

This plain scene warmed up by a searing image creates harmony in a simply beautiful layout.

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One Response to “Clean Whites and Amazing Tans”

  1. A Graphic World II November 3, 2010 at 11:16 am #

    You need to talk more about the technical aspects of the colors used.

    -Bridget Streeter

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