This Mert And Marcus Editorial Makes Death And Bestiality Look Beautiful

We’ve taken issue with fashion ads and editorials that glorify violence but this Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott-lensed editorial for LOVE magazine’s seriously stacked “supernatural” issue takes morbid themes to a whole new level. The photos are beautiful, but in a haunting, terrifying, and seriously creepy way.

The spread features no shortage of historical and artistic references — Leda and the Swan, anyone — and it almost makes us wish we hadn’t slept through most of our art history classes. But riddle us this: are we wrong for finding these images beautiful? Does the death and violence portrayed in the spread take things too far? Take a look and tell us what you think.

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