Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Artful Anarchy Exposed "No Chains Will Ever Hold That"

Camilla De Terre explores life’s inner oddities in “No Chains Will Ever Hold That,” by Nagi Sakai for Zoo Magazine No 58. The connotation of couture makes this editorial a curious thing. Ye Young Kim brings forth an array of avant-garde fashions, that say so much through the use of unique foundations. How fabrics fall over the body isn’t just a question of pretty, it’s a calculation of creativity. 

Kris Grikaite Gets Down and Dirty in Most Delicious Way

Kris Grikaite gets down and dirty in the most delicious way, by Mario Sorrenti for AnOther Magazine, SS 2018. Alexander McQueen swings into Spring with sweet looks that summon the severe side of style. Hard and soft merge into one forming a serene sense of stimulation. Kris Grikaite embraces this moment of female empowerment, by allowing the two sides of her personality to shine at the same time.  

Anna Cleveland a Perfect Palate for "Les Petits Papiers"

Anna Cleveland’s body becomes a palate for papier-mâché perfection in “Les Petits Papiers” shot by Alix Malka, 7Hollywood Magazine. The Art of Anna Comes To Be as We Escape Inside the Fantasy. Paper Mache takes a turn as each ripped piece is placed over an epidermal layer. A showpiece that slowly transforms into an art installation. Torn paper finds it’s way to the skin opening us up to what’s within. 

Anna C. Invites Us Inside the Tim Walker Wild Mind Ride

Anna Cleveland invites us to come hide inside the Tim Walker mind ride, in ‘Spirits Within‘ for Vogue Italia, February 2018. Walker asks that we venture into another realm. This is far beyond the normal editorial route, here we experience the mind/body blend. Experimental artistry is meant to open your mind to another time. Escaping the mediocrity of everyday life, our spirits ride free on the conceptual landscape. 

Open Mind Soul Be Free Fly Atop Life's Knowledge Tree

Rianne Van Rompaey claims the chaos in “Clinic” by Harley Weir for Love Magazine, Spring/Summer 2018. Don’t think you know my mind dear, for it is a tale to tell. Inside this sordid mind trap is a story Ne’er-do-well. So stop and smell the flowers. Scream into the night. For all we are is what we see, a framing of shear delight. Destiny is the dame that feeds our soul and ships our shame, unto a place of sovereign grace where we sip from the earth’s sweetened teet.  

Kaia Becomes "The Swan" in a Story of Fantasy Rising

Kaia Gerber comes into her own in “The Swan” shot by Steven Meisel for Vogue UK, March 2018. The branches of her family tree are rooted in the industry. Born into beauty, Supermodel Cindy Crawford, is her mother. Kaia grabs hold of her genetic wings, allowing them to send her high over the scarlet sky, only to fall into the arms of tomorrow. This girl may look like her gorgeous mother, but she is a singular sensation. 

Daphne Groeneveld Breaks Thru Proverbial Fourth Wall

Daphne Groeneveld breaks through the fourth wall in this compelling tale of art and access by Greg Kadel for Let’s Panic Magazine #4, 2018. Art displays in the most fantastical ways as we watch the story unfold. We are able to see the evolution of the female animal appear. With an exquisite mix of avant-garde application and natural expression, this editorial evokes a kind of neo-natural approach to artistic exposure. 

Is the Mask We Wear Our Truth or Is It the Skin Below?

Georgie Hobday exposes her many layers in “X-Ray” by Rankin for Hunger Magazine. In one of the most prophetic passages I read by poet E. E. Cummings was, “The greatest battle we face as human beings is the battle to protect our true selves from the self the world wants us to become.” By taking pieces of that conceptual treatment and mixing it with Rankin’s unique view of things, we have access to what I call ~ The Rankin-Reality.  

Let a Bright Blue Lamp Shade Light Up Your NEW YEAR

Sarah Fraser transforms before our eyes as she lets her inner spirit fly, in “Métamorphose” by Sølve Sundsbø for Numero Magazine, December/January 2017/18. A tale of two sides come to be as her calm demeanor plays in perfect harmony. Split right down the center, this otherworldly editorial looks at the duality of humanity. Each somber shot brims with raw anticipation, as the bifurcation of duality is met with a fusion of ambiguity. 

Ine Neefs Rides Waves of Bright Light ~ Sølve Sundsbø

Ine Neefs invites us to ride through the light by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #189, December/January 2017/18. Travelling at the speed of light we feel the zeal as the intensity starts to rise. In through the out door up through the down, over the top around and around. In the majesty of mythic lands there lives another world, where all of life’s mysteries are waiting to be heard. As the end of the year comes ever closer still, we find that we are blinded by the light. 

Saskia de Brauw... is at One With Her Soul, Body & Mind

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler use clothes as a canvas in “Clothes for Heroes” captured by Willy Vanderperre for AnOther Magazine, A/W ’17. In the tedious tending of tomorrow’s truth… is where we find Saskia de Brauw leading the crew. She captivates on the cover followed by an editorial that fills in the blanks. We stare on high under a cloud strewn sky looking at a picture of time passing by. 

Camille & Sarah Travel from Distant Galaxies "Stellaire"

Camille Hurel & Sarah Dahl travel forth from distant galaxies, in “Stellaire” shot by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro Magazine #189, December/January 2017-18. Landing with a blast, these beautiful creatures bring forth the interplanetary bling. Art and excess go hand-in-hand, as Sundsbø covers the annual bi-monthly Winter/Issue. Their bodies morph through the magic of metaphysics, transforming into earthy entities from beyond.