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Photography: Michal Pudelka’s kitsch photographs of girls are tinged with irony

There’s nothing like a photographer with an instantly recognisable style for a dose of mid-week inspiration, and Czech Republic-based photographer Michal Pudelka has just that. His very beautiful, almost eerily perfect shots have more than a hint of Jeffrey Eugenides’ The Virgin Suicides about them, with their subjects dressed in matching outfits and posed in girlband-esque stances – look too long and you get the impression that he might have dumped a whole bottle of irony in with the developing fluid in his darkroom.

Michal has more than enough experience to account for the subtext which underlies his images, too; he studied art and fashion in France and Slovakia and has even founded his own fashion magazine, Anonym, so the sinister edge to his images is founded in a thorough knowledge of the fashion industry. We think it’s just the dose of kitsch humour and hazy colour that Vogue needs, don’t you?

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