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A visual metaphor for waiting
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“The wait” is a series produced by the talented photographer Michelle Watt for Blanc magazine. The fashion series follows a young woman in a surreal waiting room.

Fashion story titled ‘The Wait’ by Michelle Watt starring Ami Suzuki

Inspired by Atelier Aveus’s furniture collection emoting visual codes for waiting, shot for Blanc Magazine’s Freedom Issue by the talented photographer Michelle Watt, this fashion series follows a young woman displaced in a surreal waiting room in the midst of travel.

Fashion story titled ‘The Wait’ by Michelle Watt starring Ami Suzuki
Fashion photo series entitled ‘The Wait’ by Michelle Watt starring Ami Suzuki

Here, the wait is depicted as a metaphor for an “introspective” state, revealing tension that occurs between patience and impatience, ‘calm and frenzy’. In this room, she is alone and begins to feel the mania of “contemplation”, passivity and the distortion of time”.

Fashion photo series entitled ‘The Wait’ by Michelle Watt starring Ami Suzuki

As she submits further to this condition, she embraces her growing fervor, no longer sitting tight or holding back, embracing restraint, becoming free to embody a pure, primitive self.

Fashion photography story entitled ‘The Wait’ by Michelle Watt starring Ami Suzuki

As the story progresses, the waiting room melds into a dressing room, a sanctuary where a woman is safe to unravel and come undone.

Waiting is therefore represented as a tension between patience and impatience, “calm and frenzy”. With these pastel-colored shots, we see the character evolve in a space-time disconnected from reality.

Fashion photo series entitled ‘The Wait’ by Michelle Watt starring Ami Suzuki
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