Posts in the Avant-Garde Category

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Behind Cloud Walls We Come 2b “Fragments of a Portrait”

Gaïa Orgeas reaches inside to find the “Fragments of a Portrait” by Rory Payne for Beauty Papers, S/S 2017. Windows fog with temperatures in flux, as an altered body rhythm leaves her in a trance like state. Under the misty clouds of chaos there comes a kind of truth. Features fall against the glass, as tints transfers off her skin, making it appear as if beauty is melting. Steamed heat never looked so chic as her body frame is seen through layers of fallen mist. 

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Fashion Flows in Still Life Dream Art Grows in Document Journal

Luna Bijl & Ali Michael show that fashion flows in a still life dream by Mario Sorrenti for Document Journal #10, SS 2017. Flowers of the imagination transform, as insight erupts, becoming a window to wonder. The path is sought through poetic devotion. Art becomes a singular dimension of space and time ~ at once entering the inner sanctum of the chaotic mind. Bracing for change this story celebrates the systematic move into another dimension. 

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Anna Cleveland Embraces the Change "Viva La Resistance"

Anna Cleveland is part of a new revolution in “Viva La Resistance” by Jean Baptiste Mondino, Hunger Magazine #12 2017. To calibrate the contention of chaos one must be willing to rise up and take part. Anna invites us to witness this story from a unique vantage point. The circle of truth is told… for what is forward is always seen backward and what is ahead is always viewed from behind. 

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Blanca Li Dreams in Dance ~ Goddesses & Demonesses

Spanish dancer-choreographer, Blanca Li, and Maria Alexandrova, principal dancer of the Bolshoi Ballet, perform in the New York City Center premiere of, Goddesses & Demonesses. She is Her and Her is She A Grateful Place for You and Me… A Forever Mark We Wear Herein the Body of Beauty then Begins. “The evening is a cross-cultural celebration of femininity in all of its complexities–from  sinner to saint; nurturing mother to femme fatale.” Breaking tradition, Blanca moves from traditional ballet and all it’s rules to incorporating legend, mythology and contemporary dance. 

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A Tale of Two Sides Converge as Clown Art Commences

Lera Abova splits herself down the center in “Stop playing with my emotions!” by Mariano Vivanco for Supplement Magazine, SS 2017. A tale of two sides converge as clown art commences. Standing on the spectrum of truth one can’t help but be moved by the space between. Celebrating a place of sheer excess, this extravagant tale delves into dueling personalities. Vivanco takes a trip through the land of transformation as the art of mutation begins.  

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Maggie Mauer Lays Her Face Down in Stunning Aplomb

Maggie Mauer bares out the beauty from beyond by Sølve Sundsbø for Beauty Papers #3, S/S 2017. Evocative imagery arouses within me a state of salvation, as skin reflects a resurgence, allowing the epidermis to evolve. A rebuilding of hope. I am but transformed… like a Caterpillar being borne each picture portrays the artful will of wonder. Laying across the ground Mauer mimics a Caterpillar casting off her shelled body… ready to fly. 

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Above My Baron Buttocks Lays An Egg Of Which To Be...

Craig McDean leads us down the path of poetic discourse in “Today’s Stories” for Vogue Italia, 03/17. Above my baron buttocks lay an egg of which to be. A vibrant round coming down to tell a tale of the. Not perfect in shape nor vibrant in shade, for what ran down her shiny spine was dripping in oblong ecstasy. What awaits inside this misshapen mystery is what though shall crack to be within it borne. 

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Sun Comes too Soon "We Ran As If To Meet The Moon"

Amber Witcomb & Luka Issac dream deep in “We Ran As If To Meet The Moon” by Daniel Sannwald for Garage Magazine, SS 2017. Art exists on another plain, as bold imagery invites us to explore the stratosphere. Baron yet beautiful desolate yet divine crossover and enjoy a subset of reality. Looking into her wanting eyes, we see the fullness of sky as if it were the beginning of time. This changes our concept of abstract nothingness into a vastness of riches. 

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The Subway Shifts to a Mystic Underground "Urban Fairytale"

Ally Ertel stands at the edge of time in “Urban Fairytale” by Emma Summerton for Vogue Italia, March 2017. In the misty morning with darkness abound we find ourselves waiting for life to come around… through the baron fields of our endless surround branches are like lost hands… waiting to be found… the subway shifts to a mystic underground… as chaos transforms to soothing sounds. 

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Anna Cleveland's Aria Rises Up "Like a Diva" by Miles Aldridge

Anna Cleveland rises like an aria come to life in “Like a Diva!” by Miles Aldridge for Vogue Italia, March 2017. Anna delivers a Diva like performance, in this exquisite editorial made to mimic the many colors of the operatic institution. Leave it to Aldridge to bring the demands of this melodramatic story into the constraint of the common editorial. Creating an arch of imagery we get the sense we are watching an opera mid aria. 

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Multi Line Designs Depicting Disturbance in Frequency

Stella Lucia & Vittoria Ceretti are among those who choose to “Take the Red Pill” by Yvan Fabing for Garage Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017. This editorial exposes the symbolism that exists between staying still and moving into the unknown. The blue pill was a choice that meant you stayed within the comforts of home, while the red pill was a selection that indicated an escape into the real world. 

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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.