Crime’s So Glamorous

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Edgy fashion and decadent art photography master Ellen von Unwerth has an eye for Bonnie & Clyde style gangsters. Even all that stolen loot won’t make things right when you’re on the run, it seems.

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Dark Lily.

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Not exactly Disney’s Cinderella or Downton Abbey’s Lady Rose: Lily James, shot by Turkish photographer Cuneyt Akeroglu, and looking quite sultry (and possibly quite deceased) in a noir-ishly lit and styled set of images.

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Blake Busted

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Actress Blake Lively in a gritty photo editorial by British photographer Craig McDean for Interview Magazine’s 2010 September Fall Fashion Issue Interview Magazine, shot using…well, I don’t know what, but recreating a police station holding tank’s grainy CCTV surveillance camera images.

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Leopold Fiala’s Neo-Noir

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Selected images from German photographer Leopold Fiala’s “Neo-Noir Transportation”  photo-suite for Ramp magazine, art directed by the photographer and Veit Gross. That last shot in the series is the real kicker…love it.

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Femme Fatale: Sable Sin Cyr

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Pinups, Cosplay, art, fashion…model Sable Sin Cyr apparently has a diverse resume and portfolio. Here she is in an ominous photo tinged with imminent danger, titled “Femme Fatale” by Twilight Images.

Noir In Color

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Czech Republic photographer Simona Buchtova, AKA Simsalabima, demonstrating how noir in color may be more vibrant but no less dark or disturbing…or utterly gorgeous. And what color! Shown here are lush pieces of photo-art titled: “Black Velvet” above, and below” “Light My Fire II”, “Awaited”, “Lights of Bangkok” and “Lights Of Chinatown”.

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Private Eyes

GENLUX Magazine

Cade Martin’s “Private Eyes”, a photo suite shot for Genlux over one day and night in pre-scouted locations in Harlem. See more of Martin’s work at his website,

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