inspiration for shooting half-naked models? yes. inspiration for that.
i think there is only so much intimacy you can capture with color. i think the finer emotions and hidden undertones in a photograph can only be revealed in black and white. i think the proximity to your subject becomes closer and the photograph becomes more transparent and eye to eye in black and white.
vogue italy july 1995
model: amber valleta
photographer: steven meisel
Taken from foto_decadent