Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

Amandine Renard... Enters Earth's Magnetic Force Field

Amandine Renard enters Earth’s Magnetic Field in “Champ Magnétique” by Txema Yeste for Numéro #198, April 2018. Sand and sky collide as the majesty of nature is applied. A powerful piece that plays to the idea of force fields. Fantasy flies above the ground as beauty is bathed in desert surround. As all things end they begin again. Art evolves through the tragedy of tyranny and the antipathy of truth. 

Karen Elson Asks That We Ride Inside Her Fantasy Mind

Karen Elson seeks to find the jagged mind to take her back in hallowed time by Alasdair McLellan for Self Service Magazine, S/S 2018. She’s set free on the streets of New York City. This story plays with the idea of innocence versus excess. Pictures present a sense of symbiosis. A hit of 60’s nostalgia a dash of 40’s flare and a dose of 70’s decadence is sure to get you there. 

Bathed in the Raw Beauty of Grace's Ever-Glowing Face

Grace Bol is a picture of ‘Pure Beauty’ by Giampaolo Sgura for Vogue Germany, May 2018. Art is the answer. The undeniable truth. Where all thing comes from and all things return, this is a story of that long journey home. Art declares itself to be a signature of humanity ~ Bathed in the beauty of light’s ever moving Grace… we’re awed by her wonder… the luminosity of her face. 

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. Abstract coordination is the innovative advancement of the collective perspective. 

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. 

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.