Cris Herrmann in ‘Being Extra Ordinary’ by Ryan Yoon for The GROUND
Posted Jul 06, 2014
Cris Herrmann captures the art of ‘Being Extra Ordinary’ in this 60’s inspired piece by Ryan Yoon for The GROUND. Avant-garde fashion comes alive as we find ourselves lost in a field of free expression. Gender-specific roles are deemed antiquated in this dynamic blend of mind-bending styles. Yoon delivers a piece that speaks to the tenner of our times, with artful applications that honor the theater of life. The eyes are the windows to the soul in this evocative story set to embrace a generation of seekers. Beauty beguiles as the symbolism of Shakespeare captures the ‘extraordinary’ significance of cross-dressing. Portraying an image where the face is totally covered up, (Makeup Artist) Manami Ishikawa invites us to imagine a world where true power comes from within. With liquid lines & luscious lashes, the message is made clear, that which separates us is nothing compared to that which compels us. Hairstylist, Katsumi Matsuo, goes bold with blunt bobs topped off with dynamic hats and floral arrangements. The poetry of precision is met with a profound feeling of divinity, “people do not decide to become extraordinary, they decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” Herrmann bravely breaks the last remaining line between male/female, setting out to conquer the art of being human. Read Athena Chen’s captivating cover-story.