Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Red Lips Radiate Off Her Shiny Silver Skin in Re-Edition

Ellis is shot in silver in “Would You Get In?” by Harley Weir for Re-Edition Magazine #10, A/W 2018. Silver radiates off her skin as she stands in the middle of a pasture, damp from the morning dew. The fog lifts to show an equestrian friend posing off in the distance, like a shadow in the wind. Connecting with the female spirit, we follow a bevy of beautiful women as they lose themselves in the loveliness of the land.  

Tilda Swinton Honors Her Cousin ~ Dame Edith Sitwell

Tilda Swinton embodies the undeniable energy of Dame Edith Sitwell in ‘Poetic License‘ by Tim Walker for W Magazine, Vol. 7. This story was shot at Renishaw Hall, the childhood home of Edith Sitwell in Derbyshire, England. Tilda Swinton is the cousin of Dame Sitwell, of whom at the age of 3 served as a flower girl for her great grandmother’s wedding. A unique connection. Never was there more a renaissance relative. 

Guinevere Van Seenus Seeks Silence Henrik Bülow for Fat

Guinevere Van Seenus takes on the night in this powerful portrayal of innocence lost by Henrik Bülow for Fat Magazine, S/S 2014. A shot of shattered loneliness, the spirit of dark splendor erupts in this evocative picture of haunting madness. Stunning, stoic, righteous and real she captures our despair in an arduous array of aching desire. Caught in a poetic sect of silent reverie, we are lost in an undertone of undefined love.  

Luigi & Iango Capture the Many Colors of Mina Mazzini

Luigi & Iango capture the many colors of Mina Mazzini in ‘UNA CANZONE‘ for Vogue Italia October 2018. This exquisite edition is an ode’ to the artistry of extreme. Creativity was the connective theme as each performance permeated every aspect of Mina’s existence. She wasn’t merely a unique woman, she was an artist looking for avenues of expression. A legendary singer. 

This Bold Story Will Stir the Collective Soul "Reflection"

Maggie Mauer looks inside herself in “Reflection” by Lucian Bor for Vogue Czech, October 2018. The sub-conscious is a place where poetry is borne. Art is a never-ending theme, when one creative door closes the other opens like an expansive dream. Tiziana Raimondo uses subtle color enhanced by a soft glow, allowing the beauty to blend to it’s mindful end. Nicolas Jurnjack takes the baton and runs his lovely lap by showcasing Maggie’s natural locks. 

Zarina Green Lets Red Light Special Sink Into Her Skin

Zarina Green and Jonas Toft Simonsen work in captivating silence as their eyes burrow into our souls by Chris Calmer for Dansk Magazine AW18. Flames ignite bathed in a crimson kind of light as scarlet simmers turning wrong into right. Showing us this is not a kind of raging fire but, rather a slow burn of beauty. Taming the flames… they move through the heat they stand to the fire, never showing the pain that reigns from down deep. 

Odyssey of Skin Shape Begins as Fantasy Meets Reality

Georgie Hobday redefines the idea of intergalactic beauty in “Transform-Her” by Rankin for Hunger Magazine, Issue #15. Fantasy Meets Reality in this exquisite cover editorial made to make us think. Is this real or is this fantasy? Artistry is the great equalizer. It commands us to see beyond our limits and to dream beyond our means. It’s a conveyor of all things. That’s to say, if you can think it… it will be part of your mind sensory system. 

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.