Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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Cierra Skye Rides On High Flying By "Alien Nation" in Paper

Cierra Skye rides her name on high in the “Alien Nation” by Ekaterina Belinskaya for Paper Magazine, March 2017. Our eyes invite the soul to rise as the theatre of cosmetics commence, in the, Breaks the Rules Issue, Starring Rihanna. Art transforms the senses, transporting us to a different time and place. The curtain lifts… the stage comes alive… waiting for drama to arrive. 

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Four Fierce Females Face Fire to Find True Freedom in AnOther

Angelica Erthal, Ina Maribo Jensen, Kirin Dejonckheere & Nora Attal invite energy from the beyond in “Super Creeps” by Sølve Sundsbø for AnOther Magazine #19, S/S 2017. Four fierce females face the fire using their bodies as a source of transmittal. An intoxicating journey takes us to the other-side. We Welcome the Power of Women Everywhere, as We Join the Universal Fight for Our Right to Not Just Survive but to Thrive. 

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Exotic, Erotic & Über-Cool, Enter Queendom of Pleasure, Interview

Issa Lish, Sora Choi, Mae Lapres, Manami Kinoshita, & Sohyun Jung show us that under the cover of darkness, a new age is coming in “Cut Loose” by Mikael Janssen for Interview Magazine, March 2017. They speak about “a new femininity suffused with strength and uninhibited sexuality.” And, while I am one that feels the female has always been a creature ripe with strength and real prowess, I’m always ready to welcome in a new wave of lady lions. 

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Beauty Meets Brick & Mortar with High Fashion Twist for Numéro

Issa Lish and Katlin Aas takes it to the streets  in “Brooklyn” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #181, March 2017. To look and see the same old things with eyes as fresh as time. A gifted view of old as new is when yours becomes but mine. When I see these images I’m struck by there inner connectedness. Without an overt statement of purpose, we are witness to flowing motions that speak in never ending circles. 

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Taylor Hill Gets Wild as She Rides High in Pop Magazine

Taylor Hill rides it high by Charlotte Wales in Pop Magazine #36, Spring/Summer 2017. We aint dippin’ our toes into the shallow waters of style, we’re jumpin’ head first into an ocean of high fashion. So hold on tight it’s gonna be a bumpy ride. In the art of true excess lives the heart of haute couture. Here we stand at the crossroads of independence… Do we swim back to the safety of current choices, or do we expand with the water wings of wondrous style? 

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Nick Knight Explores Unconventional Beauty in Stern Magazine

Jazzelle Zanaughtti, Anna Cleveland and Madison Stubbington bare out the Unconventional Beauty of “Ungewöhnlich Schön” by Nick Knight for Stern Magazine, 02/17. While one might see a story done in studio, I see a conceptual landscape set inside the miraculous mind of Knight. Proving we don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth in order to set eyes on the other side. In the cavernous corners of contemplation lives a kind of neo-truth. 

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Succumbing to Madness of Their Own ~ Self Obsession ~ Vogue It

Guinevere van Seenus & Coco Rocha lead the way, proving sometimes life requires that we go astray in “The Polaroid Issue” Part III, Steven Klein for Vogue Italia, 02/17. The third story in this compelling quartet comes out strong, as art involves us in a kind of swaray of the senses. Secrets show in the dark, as the cameras catch them consorting undercover. The lithely frame of Erin O’Connor is covered up, showing a side of her visceral intensity. 

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Steven Klein Dips Into Darker Side "The Polaroid Issue"

Madonna opens the show for a story set to go in Part II of “The Polaroid Issue” by Steven Klein shot for Vogue Italia, 02/17. Something kinky comes our way, as this four person game is set to play. The art of fantasy fuels the fire as Klein shocks us into submission. Darkness brings life to the night, as it invites us to explore the other side of light. Guinevere van Seenus, Hannelore KnutsNatasa Vojnovic & Anna Ewers merge into one as they travel inside pleasure’s palace. 

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Pay Tribute to Friend of High Fashion ~ Forever Franca

Steven Klein pays tribute to the great, Franca Sozzani, in “The Polaroid Issue” for Vogue Italia, 02/17. This honors the Spirit of Sozzani, a renowned figure of high fashion that we recently lost. Art revels in the unknown, as this story calls out to the liberated souls of high creation. Part 1 of this delicious series is a place where extreme is but a dream. A tale of two worlds colliding. Creativity is on fire and fashion’s the flame, as excess meets an elite class of haute couture. 

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Half Bird Half Woman ~ Hana Spreads Wings to Fly High

Hana Jirickova summons us forward to the front lines of fashion in “Call to Arms” by Camilla Åkrans for Porter Magazine #19, Spring 2017. Hana flies in from above, Half Bird ~ Half Woman. I call to the winds… I call to the air… I call to the women who fight for our fair. I seek to find fortune in the form of female empowerment. Mere words aren’t just sounds strung together for effect. 

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Kate Crashes Party Coming in with Twist "Kinky Nights"

Stella Lucia, Lily Donaldson, Issa Lish & Dillon Storey delve into decadence in “Kinky Nights” by Mert & Marcus for Vogue UK, March 2017. Kate Moss sneaks into this story as a stylist with a wicked mix of high-octane wares. A fearsome foursome captures our attention, with one male model who fits right in. So fierce are these shots we have a hard time determining where they originate. Are we viewing this as vintage, a clever take on the art of the 80’s, or is this fashion built on a future trip. 

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Anja Rubik Plays in Pure Plastic "Erotica" Tale for Vogue Ukraine

Anja Rubik arouses excitement in “Erotic” by Chris Colls for Vogue Ukraine, February 2017. A dark tale told in the light of day, with a dream like effect that will take you away. Stimulating images send us into another dimension. as Rubik comes in close, for shots that take us back to the age of 20’s erotica. This sassy story was built to highlight the idea of excess. Unlike sexual titillation of more the recent fare, this is a tale told on the cinema of a stare.