Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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. 

Anna Floats in Sea of Sheer Wonder

Anna Lisa exhales as plumes of yellow smoke make an oral escape in “Under Water” by Catherine Louis for Vogue Ukraine, February 2018. Submerged in cinematic display, colors collide, as each shot is an expression of visual spectacle. Embracing the art of avant-garde expression, Lisa loses her mind as she finds her soul spirit. A blast of yellow smoke comes billowing out of her mouth, as a plumage of pure pretty creates a pillowing effect. 

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. 

Anna Cleveland Fits Right In 40's Inspired Extravaganza

Anna Cleveland, Lily Nova, Ansley Gulielmi, Jessie Bloemendaal and Karolin Wolter look back to see ahead in “Haut-Nah” by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Germany, January ’18. The past and future converge as this takes us on a tour of haute couture. Delving into the history, we see this stand as a foundation for the fabulous 40’s, while heralding in what’s ahead. Fabrics find the curves and follow them closely, as we watch the feminine creature come into her own. 

We're Not Asking Anymore, We Are Women Hear Us Roar!!!

The Art of the Female Rises Forth in “Power Dressing” by Platon for Garage Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017. We are an Army of Female Fighters. We’re Unafraid to Make Waves… We’re Unafraid to Name Names. We are Your Women Warriors. We will fight for our rights for as long as we live. The time of talking is behind us, we are here to stake our rightful claim.

These are My Rights We are Fighting For… Step Aside Or Get On Board… We’re Not Asking Anymore… I Am Woman Hear Me Roar. 

Artistry Exposed in Many Forms Neo-Beauty is Reborn in Hunger

Through the miracle of Greg Kadel we are able to see beyond ourselves, in “Metamorphosis” shot for Hunger Magazine. Model Ping Hue possesses a captivating aura, inspiring us to see beyond our own views. This story asks that we put aside our concepts of perfection and allow our minds to fly. The raw skin is peeling off the face artfully disrupted and dutifully replaced. Silence echos throughout the page adopting every move of this ballet of tortured beauty.