Sylvester Ulv Henriksen in ‘The Blitz’ by Oliver Shipton for ODDA Magazine, March 2016
Posted Mar 16, 2016
Sylvester Ulv Henriksen mimics the late London Performance Artist, Leigh Bowery, in ‘The Blitz‘ by Oliver Shipton for ODDA Magazine, March 2016. Reveling in the fury of fantasy this story plays out like a festival of facade. Posed in a series of altered avant-garde wares, this piece pushes past the limited view of sexuality. Editor-in-Chief, David Martin, composes an eloquent array of collections as he builds an epic set of editorials. Opposites most definitely attract, as this spread shows the strength of exploring our ideas. The theatre of high fashion commences with designs that divide our attention. Stylist, Graham Cruz, takes us to another level with couture that ups the craft of conversion. Not to be taken at face value, this series plays with the mind. A-Sexual styling feeds creative narrative as unique accessories imply a choice. Dressed to kill, Sylvester captivates our senses while he alters our vision.
Honoring the guise of glamour each picture penetrates the page. The mimicry of mastery is found in the face, as (Art Director) Alva Galim uses the masquerade of modern makeup. Gender isn’t relevant as we find ourselves touched by the universality of beauty. Blue shadow climbs up the lids as a liquid line dives down the center. As graphic eye art explodes, topped with a version of blacked out brows. Bold colors captured our imagination as each feature is covered with rich application, while red races around the mouth leaving behind a square shape. Wondering in the wild, lips give two-tones, with a noir top meeting a burgundy bottom. From colored nipples to plastic being placed over the head, this story is designed to expand your mind. Beyond the surface let yourself swim in the possibilities.