8 Jan 2013


The world of fashion never ceases to amaze.

From John Galliano's anti-Semitic slurs to Madonna flaunting her (then) best assets along the runway with John Paul Gaultier, there is never a dull moment. Even Naomi likes to make the headlines throwing a mobile phone or two at some innocent bystander.

It's shocking moments like those that send us into a fashion frenzy and makes us question the level of admiration we have for everything la mode.

Then every now and again we are left speechless.... but for all the right reasons of course.

Below you will find a collection of images shot by photographers Shawn Heinrichs and Kristian Schmidt; capturing models Hannah Fraser and Roberta Mancino mimicking the graceful poses displayed by the accompanying 30 ft Whale sharks.

The shoot is the brainchild of both American photographers; not only to capture the hearts of the public but to raise awareness and aid in the protest against the poaching of these bewildering creatures.

"People are immediately taken by the connection between these models and the sharks, the juxtaposition between these beautiful, vulnerable women and these creatures of the deep."   - Heinrichs

Right now we couldn't think of anything more beautiful, enjoy.