Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Reaching On High... Daring to Touch The Eye In the Sky

Guinevere van Seenus reaches on high daring to touch The Eye in the Sky in “Fool’s Paradise” by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Italia, September 2018. Bathed in burnt orange and mystic blue, her body takes a balletic stance giving the image an optical illusion. A blast of black falls to the ground creating a folly of satin fabric. The vision is lovely. Body paint is abound as mystic tones mimic the softness of sounds. 

Poetry POPS Off the Page "La Beauté Est Dans La Rue"

Cara Taylor & Luna Bijl dare to declare a season of change in ‘La beauté est dans la rue’ captured by Oliver Hadlee Pearch for POP, F/W 2018. Beauty is in the Street, as the colors of creativity rise forth in poetic declaration. There’s no denying the power of this piece. Building a canvas rich in pigment and ravishing in pattern choice, gives the fabrics a distinction that’s different yet connected. 

Bella Hadid Stuns Us Senseless in Live Art Installation

Bella Hadid is on display in a unique way in “Goldfish Bella” by Charlotte Wales for Pop Magazine, Issue 39. Beauty begs to be adored yet longs to be ignored, a tortured reality Wales artfully explores. Scorched earth never burned so bright bringing beauty into the light. Fame is a cunning thing, like pretty poison it carries forth a tortured melody. Open to the theme of voyeurism, teasing shots proves this girl knows how to show. 

Is Fashion Fit for End of the World or a New Beginning?

Fashion is Fit For the End of the World and a New Beginning by Tim Walker for W Magazine, August 2018. Walker Wields his wonder as he shares his strengths, allowing us to see this season’s styles through a peak into his mind’s eyes. Coats are the thing, as looks pay homage to the past with puffy jackets projected straight from the 80’s. Fashion is entombed as a series of vintage attire is artfully encased in plastic wrap. 

Sarah Brannon Dives Deep in a Sea of Double Exposure

Sarah Brannon dives deep in a sea of double exposure in “La Predatrice” by Warren Du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones for Numéro #195. Proving you can tell a story while still focusing on style. Sarah is a picture of predatory pretty as sartorial art is a unique avenue to explore. Verbiage goes vogue ~ as layers of stunning fabric fall over the body like words filling up the page. This is what I call the beautiful blend. 

Catherine McNeil in "La Mutante" Is She Real or Robot?

Catherine Mcneil is all but recognizable in “La Mutante” shot by Hugh Lippe for Numéro #195, 08/18. Is She Real or Is She a Robot? This edgy editorial explores the art of intent while immersing into the sea of the extreme. Subtle yet savage seductive yet severe. Twisting and turning this story deigns to take us deep into another world. In the aching essence of abstract thought comes a brutal beauty held together by want. 

Colors Collide Concepts Unite Honoring Natural Rights

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS…

Colors Collide… Concepts Unite… As We Honor Each Person’s Natural Rights. Rankin celebrates this significant movement, through a series of compelling captures, in “Glitter Bomb” for Hunger Magazine. The Pride in London Parade took place on July 7th, honoring the supreme theme; Pride Matters. Each image is a vibrant reminder of the struggles and triumphs. 

Meghan Will Artfully Evolve as She Moves & Transforms

She is a Phenom. A Powerful Sight. A Beautiful Bird. She’s a Woman in Flight. A Heroine On High. Her Passion Ignites. She Never Fears a Fall. Light is Her True Might. Don’t worry dear one she feeds upon the sun, a fantastical female she is artistry undone. Living and learning to weather the storm, a fighter of the sky, she is ethereally adorned. Her body is a temple primed to perform, this is evolution in the making as works long to be transformed. 

Like Narcissus Before They're Consumed With Own Reflection Beauty Papers

Son of the River God, Cephissus, in Greek Mythology ~ Narcissus ~ was a hunter known for his great beauty. It is said that Narcissus was attracted to a pool site where he came upon his own reflection in the water and fell deeply in love with it. Unable to leave his fair complexion behind, he stared at it until he died. This takes the term “Narcissistic” to an extreme. But, to understand it’s life-altering potential, is to understand the power of obsession…

Vanity is played out in poetic form as Saskia de Brauw, Guinevere Van Seenus, Dilone & Achok come together in ‘The Narcissism Myth‘ shot by Vincent van de Wijngaard for Beauty Papers, S/S 2018.  

Jessica Stam ~ Lets Her Spirit Float Free Under the Sea

Jessica Stam dives into the deep blue in ‘Going Under’ by René & Radka for Vogue Portugal, June 2018. Drowning in the depths of despair, we witness Jessica delivered by the weight of water. This has nothing to do with what we consider the limitations of being underwater, rather, it is about the art of discovery. Floating ever deeper still she gives herself over to the aquatic energy of life’s spiritual side. 

Take Me to the Barre I Say & There I'll do a Grande Jeté

Take Me to the Barre I Say and There I’ll do a Grande Jeté, Arabesque and Assemblé, Pirouette and Plain Plié. Your Pointed Shoes Will Take You There, Spinning through the Tour en l’air. Dance Evokes this Pas de Deux as a Tale of One Told with an Attitude of Tutu. 

Talent binds you to beauty as Sergei Polunin takes us on a ride through the outskirts of his mind. I see this exquisite editorial as a picture of “Modern Art”. 

Ventriloquy Fairs Quite a Show Vittoria is One with Role

Vittoria Ceretti plays in powdered snow as she goes “On With the Show” by Luigi & Iango For Vogue Germany July 2018. Fantasy is on fertile ground as artistry erupts in semi-sonic surround. Making the transition from stiff mannequin to a woman of walking/taking wonder. I begin to imagine Vittoria as a rogue doll separated from her stringed connections. Caught in the stagecraft of ventriloquy, she fairs quite a show being one with the role.