My favourite shoot of Cycle 4 of America’s Next Top Model was the Deadly Sins Shoot, in which the girls had to pose inside a six foot grave, whilst portraying the 7 deadly sins.
Naima portrayed Envy in the shoot. Her face evokes feelings of longing and jealousy. Her eyes connect well with the camera and they almost have a look of desperation. I really like her body positioning, but I feel the hand covering her breasts could be more delicate, or to the other extreme of twisted and contorted. Also, i feel the composition of the shot could have been improved by the sheet crossing her body more, not necessarily covering her, but filling the frame more.
Kahlen portrayed Wrath. Sadly, Kahlen found out a few days before this shoot that her friend from school had unfortunately passed away. However, her sadness helped to produce a powerful photograph, as she pulled all of her emotions into a dominating, angry expression. Her contorted hands show how the anger has spread through her entire body, making the emotions more believable. I highly commend her for going through with the shoot at such a terrible time for her.
Brittany portrayed Sloth. I love the wardrobe for her shoot, the socks and arm warmers with the glamourous dress and tights. I feel that it would have been a better shot is she relaxed her body more. She hasn’t really evoked sloth or laziness, however, I feel it was a hard sin to portray.
Tatiana was portraying Greed. This photograph wasn’t well received by the judges but I actually love the way that her face is showing how she adores the money. However, i feel the shot would have been more passionate if she had sort of rubbed the money across her body.
Michelle portrayed pride. I feel that Michelle has tried to hard and overdone it in this photograph. The facial expression is more actressy, rather than modely. Also, she has lost her neck, which has decreased the length of the shot. I feel the picture would have been better if she had a more superior look.
Christina portrayed Lust. I absolutely love this photograph of Christina! Her facial expression is evoking pure sex and passion. I feel she could have touched her body more and maybe bitten her lips or something. But I wouldn’t want her to become too slutty.
Keenyah portrayed Gluttony. I don’t like this photograph, but I may be biased as I don’t like Keenyah at all. She could have pushed a lot more with this photograph, by holding the food, rubbing on herself, immersing herself in the feelings of gluttony.