I once posted an amazing shot of Minho, that I believe, went beyond Minho’s general handsomeness, and his idol-trained smile. However, what drew me to Key’s photo in this month’s ELLE Girl Korea was the composition of colors and his pose. SHINee’s modelling is like all idol modelling–bland. Looking sultry at the camera, looking cool, smiling and looking fresh–that’s really all their repertoire consists of. Key’s posing and expression this time isn’t really that much of a departure, but again, the color of the dark pink against the worn sofa, and the soft whiteness, the tension built between his body and his jacket in that triangle–the photographer, the set manager, the stylist, the lighting director, are geniuses.
They all managed to create some tension in an otherwise pretty boy, run-of-the-mill photo.
However, I do not like the pink earring that they gave Key. Also, I would like to point out that this is indeed boy-candy fodder because girls obviously can’t really buy the clothes they’re wearing. They technically could, but that’s not the point.
Want to see the rest of the ELLE Girl scans? Here.