Spirit Bear - © Papa Rob
In Diaphanous Times - © Papa Rob
Once Upon a Cherry Blossom - © Papa Rob
Model: Erin Mae
The Messenger VI - © Papa Rob
Model: Erica Jay
Marie Antoinette Lost Her Head Once Or Twice - © Papa Rob
Model: Erica Jay
Enigma - © Papa Rob
Sacred Nature - © Papa Rob
Model: Jen Sanders
Enigma II - © Papa Rob
Papillon VII - © Papa Rob
Model: Eclipse Monday
Sacred Nature II - © Papa Rob
Danielle VI - © Papa Rob
Crucified II - © Papa Rob
My name is Rob Linsalata. I am a lover of photography, art, poetry and musings. I particularly love film and images that capture a mood, a moment, an emotion... and do so in a timeless fashion. I try to capture what moves me. And I hope it will do the same for you.
MARIE ANTOINETTE REVISITED
A Photographic Series by Rob Linsalata (aka Papa Rob)
Marie Antoinette was, in every way, the pop superstar of her time. At the age of 14, she became a ripe offering of peace as the promised bride to young king-to-be, Louis XVI. From that moment forward, her life was launched into mega-celebrity status. Along with that came all the tabloid speculation that today’s young superstars experience.
Gossip, myths and outright lies about her extravagant lifestyle and her equally extravagant sexual escapades abounded. Adding fuel to the fire, she clearly had a flare for the dramatic, and she happily drank up all the attention that her famous, gravity-defying pouf hairdo – with its many trinkets and embellishments – brought her. Like Marilyn Monroe, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears, the public image of Marie Antoinette ultimately became a cultural phenomenon, and her life’s story – real, imagined or otherwise – became more and more provocative right up to her dramatic demise.
This photographic series seeks to take a fresh look at all the tantalizing, excessive and scandalous rumors, confessions, myths and lies that made the world’s most extravagant femme fatale who she was – and who we still long for her to be.
Models featured: Carlotta Champagne, Cherelle Champagne, Erica Jay, Theresa Manchester, Jen Sanders