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    Photography and Post-Production: Martina Bruno Art and creative director: Alice Blandini Assistant photography and post-production: Paolo Ferrant… Read More
    Photography and Post-Production: Martina Bruno Art and creative director: Alice Blandini Assistant photography and post-production: Paolo Ferrante Model: AliSe Blandini https://www.facebook.com/ablandini Make-up & Hair: Serena Mua Ciaramitaro https://www.facebook.com/pages/SerenaCiaramitaro-MakeUpArtist/359692477441359 Location: B&B Novecento www.bed-breakfast-palermo.com Special thanks to Silvia Piva for the creation of the crown of roses Santa Muerte is also known by a wide variety of eponyms: the Skinny Lady (la flaquita), the Bony Lady (la Huesuda), the White Girl (la Niña Blanca), the White Sister (la Hermana Blanca), the Pretty Girl (la Niña Bonita), the Powerful Lady (la Dama Poderosa), and the Godmother (la Madrina). Santa Muerte is referred to by a number of monikers such as Señora de las Sombras ("Lady of the Shadows"), Señora Blanca ("White Lady"), Señora Negra ("Black Lady"), Niña Santa ("Holy Girl"), Santa Sebastiana (St. Sebastienne) or Doña Bella Sebastiana ("Our Beautiful Lady Sebastienne") and La Flaca ("The Skinny Lady"). Santa Muerte is a female folk saint venerated mostly in Mexico and the United States. She personifies the death and her devotees bealive that she heals, protects and delivers them safely to the afterlife. The origins of the worship of Santa Muerte aren't sure, but it is most likely a syncretism between Mesoamerican and Spanish Catholic beliefs. The first four pictures of this shooting represent this figure in a romantic and melancholy perspective. In fact, despite her sinister look, her devotees believe that she is a benevolent spiritual presence, an angel that has a light with extreme powers and they are firmly convinced that her protection is the most powerful. Every colour of the dress of Santa Muerte symbolizes a special power: the white one provides a generic protection. She is considered a fair lady because she doesn't discriminate both cops and robbers and listens to all prayers indiscriminately. In the following four pictures we decided to make use of a light makeup base and we projected some images of Santa Muerte on the face of the model. Here we have focused mainly on the lugubrious look of this figure. Her devotees used to offer her various objects in exchange for some graces or favors. According to popular sayings, to invoke her without a valid reason or to not keep a promise made to her could be an extremely dangerous act. It is thought that the punishment for that could be the death of a loved person. It is also commonly believed that this "saint" is extremely jealous, so many people, in order to avoid her wrath, they don't honor other saints. The last two pictures are alternative and provocative. Only the dress and the necklace recall the figure of Santa Muerte. Read Less
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