Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Ling Chen Floats to Find Center of Self in 'Water Flight'

Ling Chen floats to find the center of self in ‘Water Flight’ by Primol Xue for Vogue China, July 2020. High fashion is fused with fury, in this fluid form of avant-garde aquatica. What secrets lay beneath the water’s edge? She lays in the pool, submerged, as a full reflective shot is mirrored back. Gracing us with an image of half her beautiful face, her skin lays reflected on the water’s edge. 

Celebrate Artistry of Gender Identity and Sexual Fluidity

Anja Rubik & Ibrahim Kamara bring Gender/Together in boundary-busting co-production, by Harley Weir for Vogue Italia & L’Uomo Vogue, May 2020. Like a Dream Inside a Dream… she sees herself through the midnight eye… soaring in one o’er the sanguine sky… like a moonbeam reaching in lunar delight… flying ever fluidly across the great divide. The force of impetus with the will to survive… will forever honor her plight to thrive. 

Listen... Listen... U Will Hear Truth Not Far but Ever Near

Thais Borges wears her feelings on her sleeve (so to speak) by Carlos Teixeira for Vogue Portugal May/June 2020. Pain Reveals as Time Does Heal… That the Winds of Change Will Blow Again. Sitting in the shadows of self the light invites us to breathe. This is a story of regrowth. Of personal development. Of coming into our own as we have been sheltered in the shadows of self. This has been a time of real change. 

Alt Asks: What If We Were to Dream in 'Et Si On Rêvait?'

Gigi Hadid, Rianne van Rompaey, Bella Hadid & Vaughan Ollier ask What if We Were to Dream in ‘Et Si On Rêvait?’ by Inez & Vinoodh for Vogue Paris, May/June 2020. A palate of pretty a face we can’t forget. Feeling our way. We forgo the idea of average in an effort to fly. High above the plateau. If only for a moment. Take my hand and we will soar. Emmanuelle Alt dares to dream, at a time I can’t think of anything more potent. 

Maggie Maurer Walks through Walls of Ethereal Beauty

Stretch your arms around fear and strife welcoming in the many colors of life. Maggie Maurer finds within herself a festival of light in the “Carnival” by Elizaveta Porodina for Numéro Netherlands 02. Not limited by the virtues of learning, we find ourselves free to search the past without being fenced in by our future. Elizaveta is on a quest of theatric discovery, imploring her readers to explore. 

Tomorrow In Sight My Eyes Do See the Coming of Light

Signe Veiteberg & Saskia Kane in The Phantom Lady “LA DONNA FANTASMA” by Robi Rodriguez for Holiday Magazine, S/S 2020. Art is unveiled. Our senses elevate. Truth transpires. A transformation takes shape. A metamorphosis is in order. This is an uprising of spirit. A celebration of self. Here we are versed in the many spectacles of change. This philosophy of the mind is perception personified. 

Aching 2C Better Part of Humanity, Love Heals Wounds

Beauty Borne on Sight Bred Into Light. We Ache to See the Coming of Avant-Garde Artistry as We Wake to See the Better Part of Humanity. Ruinan Dong covers THE Future in “Shimmer Shimmer” by Greg Kadel for Dansk Magazine Issue #43, S/S 2020. THE Future is Now. This is a Defining Moment. It’s a coming to light. High Art resists commonality by it’s willingness to exceed the rules. 

Let the Visual Drama Unfold as Fashion Art Takes Hold

Nick Knight puts forth ‘Maximum Volume‘ in this exquisite editorial for V Magazine #124, Spring 2020. Let the visual drama unfold as fashion art takes hold. The voluminous nature of this season’s haute couture is captured, with a blend of renaissance imagery and historic reference. Collectively captured yet utterly unique. Nature plays an important role, as we see the thread through come into view. 

Bella Brings Forth Fierce Fire of Female Form #LOVE23

Bella Hadid by Harley Weir for the Chaos + Control issue of Love Magazine, S/S 2020. She Is Fire… She Is Fair… She Is Born of Light and Aire. Bella lays flat on the seashore land as her breasts dig in deep on the surrounding sand. Lulled to sleep by waves so grand, she cradles her head in pillowed hands. The serenity of this scene is quickly interrupted by graphic stamps that cover her entire back. 

A Metamorphosis in Motion... A Change to Alter Course

Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, Edita Vilkeviciute, Joan Smalls, Sui He & Shanelle Nyasiase step into a new era by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Japan, 03/2020. Coiffured art catapults us to a place of pure passion. Those with an eye for high fashion are asked to indulge their instincts, as this editorial starts this decade with a bang. Anna Dello Russo revitalizes the ‘roaring 20’s’ by embracing the thematic strength of this historic time period. 

Raising Her Face to Sky She Dreams of 'Freedom' to Fly

Janet Jumbo rises in ‘Eden’ by Txema Yeste for Número #210, February 2020. Art is a rebel born to fly of earthy gems that soar so high. Hope is heralded and FREEDOM is found, bound by the beauty of this earthly surround. We find ourselves lost in the spirit of fantasy as Yeste takes us on a journey of discovery. A visual experience unlike any other. This phenom of photography makes our experience feel authentic by embracing the elements unlike any other. 

Abby Stands High ~ Champion of Sky and Sustainability

Abby Champion and Adual Akol takes us through the desert divine asking that we expand our minds. Dynamic areas of abstract photography captured by Derek Henderson for Vogue Ukraine, January ’20. Each shot offers a unique take on the vastness of the view. Altered imagery creates a spectacle while adhering to the subtly of the space. There’s a clear distinction between what’s real and what’s artistically altered.