TOKYO-2019 Advertising / Self-Promotion

The Maiden

  • Prize
    Bronze in Advertising/Self-Promotion
  • Photographer
    Michele Aboud
  • Technical Info
    Pin Hole Camera
  • Photo Date

This image asks more questions than offering answers. Our protagonist is not fully realised, you can't see her eyes but she can see you, not through sight but she knows you're looking. The retro feel is intentional, conservative with a classic beauty portrayed. The beauty is seen first, then the questions follow.

For 25 years, Michele Aboud has evolved and refined her photography resulting in an extensive and remarkable portfolio of work. Completely conversant with the rigorous pictorial demands of advertising, beauty and fashion, she built her commercial career in Australia, SE Asia and the US with assignments for international airlines, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. Her editorial work has been featured in every publication of note, including Vogue, Interview, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone Oyster and Noise.