Sunday, July 17, 2016

Divine Hats in Divine Elegance

I'm not sure this was ever published a very old draft…….Gorgeous model Astrid S features in this dramatic fashion shoot by photographer Bo Brinkenfalk for Schon magazine. The classic shapes and styles of the past are reborn in " Divine Elegance," and the hat collection designed by stylist Gordana Zlatanovic are stunning.

Divine Elegance













Source Schon Magazine

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Faces; When Dogs and Culture Collide

The series Faces is on Faith, a female greyhound, both beauty queen and racing dog. An "exceptional" animal which German photographer Julia Christe chose to emphasize in a series of portraits. Responding initially to an order for a magazine cover, Christe coincidentally viewing a hood over the head of her dog to protect hair from his ears, was seized by the fragility and "humanity" that emerges from the animal. A feeling that gives meaning to the special relationship people have with their dogs propelling the viewer to go further into the portraits. She decided to conduct a personal work on this animal by organizing a photo shoot with some fifty different hoods. The stunning series was born.

Julia Christe lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Faces









All images are courtesy and copyright © Julia Christe

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Eyes as Big as Plates, the "sublime elsewheres".

Eyes as Big as Plates is the collaborative venture between Karoline Hjorth (Norway) and Riitta Ikonen (Finland), produced in collaboration with senior models from Norway, Finland, New York, France and most recently Iceland and Faroe Islands. The series includes 45 works in total, along with a performance program and a selection of video pieces. Eyes as Big as Plates will be widely exhibited in 2014, starting with a solo show in January in Fotogalleriet in Norway followed by the Ars Fennica show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Finland.

Eyes as Big as Plates was produced with local seniors, sailors, retired agronomes and 90-year old parachuters. The photographic series started out as a play on characters and protagonists from Nordic folklore, inspired by the Romantics' celebration of imagination. Each image presents a solitary figure in a landscape, dressed in elements from surroundings that indicate neither time or place. As in a folktale where the forest could be any forest, and the sea could be any sea, the scenes in Eyes as Big as Plates encourage a sense of timelessness and universality. At the same time, suggestions of narrative enter in by incorporating glasses, footwear and clothing, revealing traces of the characters' individuality and signs of contemporary living.


Eyes as Big as Plates
© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

© Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen

All images are courtesy and copyright of Karoline Hjorth and Riitta Ikonen










Thursday, December 12, 2013