Welcome back to another installment of For Your Viewing Pleasure, where we take time out of the week to curate a set of photos from the K-pop landscape.

The blank background is an essential aspect of photographic staging. It is impossible for fits, colors, and fabrics to pop in the absence of a subtle, monochromatic background. As carefully orchestrated attires unfold in the foreground, the drab backgrounds are all but forgotten. Their charm lies in their unassuming presence. For instance, the gray behind Bae Doona highlights the embellishing on her black jacket. In a similar use of the gray-scale, Taemin‘s intricate tattoos become an instant object of attention in the foreground. Find inspiration from the following pictorials for an appropriate use of clean slates that creates works of art before them:

(Images via 1st Look, Elle, Marie Claire, The Star, W, and SM Entertainment)