Thursday, November 23, 2006

Evil is in The Detail

Here's one of the editorials in the latest issue of Fashion Inc. Photography by Perry Hagopian and Styled by Adrian Clark.



Monday, November 20, 2006

The Styling of Beat Bolliger

Beat Bolliger was born in Switzerland and later moved to Paris where he studied fashion bercot. He started working in casting at the hyeres international festival of fashion arts. Companies such as Balenciaga, Gucci, nina ricci, strenesse, rick owens, Montana, Callaghan, genny and yohji yamamoto then hired him has casting director.

Beat has worked as stylist with photographer such as inez van lamsweerde & vinoodh matadin, david Armstrong, satoshi saikusa, mert alas & marcus piggoti, eric nehr, Anthony ward, Mario sorrenti, karl largerfield, Vincent peters, Nathaniel Goldberg, Matthias vriens, david lachapelle, tesh and alex cayley,

His works has been featured in magazine such as dazed and confused, the Sunday Times, L’oumo Vogue, 10 magazine, Harper’s Bazaar and V Magazine






Thursday, November 16, 2006

Drake Patton

Here are some of photos by New York photographer Drake Patton whose work appeared in magazines like Details, Out, Genre and New York Times. I love how these photos exude fresh and fun. These photos have this peaceful luxury element.





You can see more of his works in his site.

Drake Patton

Bruce Weber- John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Bruce Weber captures essence of young and fresh Americana in this series of photos.












These photos reminds me of "Domino Dancing" one of Bruce Weber video made for Pet Shop Boys.  one directed by Eric Watson.

Goya


Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746April 16, 1828) is revolutionary and a visionary artist who is regarded as the Father of Modern painting who influenced great artist like Manet and Picasso. His abstract commentary on society and historical upheavals during his time reflected thru the bold and haunting element of his works.
Goya painted the Spanish royalties, including Charles IV of Spain and Ferdinand VII. His themes range from merry festivals to scenes of war and corpses. Through the end of his life, Goya produced frightening and obscure paintings of insanity, madness, and fantasy. Goya believes that the artist's vision is more important than tradition. His critical portrayal of his times marks the beginning of 19th-century realism.



Two of Goya's best known paintings are The Nude Maja (La Maja desnuda) and The Clothed Maja (La Maja vestida). They depict the same woman in the same pose, naked and clothed respectively. He painted La Maja Vestida after outrage in Spanish society over the previous Desnuda. He refused to paint clothes on her, and instead created a new painting.
In 1792 a serious illness caused Goya to be permanently deaf. The isolation brought by his condition propelled him to largely engross with the fantasies and his with critical and satirical observations of mankind which paved the way to his new free style. The start of his dark theme in his work came around 1793–94, where he completed a set of eleven small dark, dramatic and nightmarish pictures, called the pictures of “Fantasy and Invention”.



In 1799 he published the Caprichos, a series of etchings satirizing human folly and weakness. His portraits became penetrating characterizations, revealing their subjects as Goya saw them. In his religious frescoes he employed a broad, free style and an earthy realism unprecedented in religious art.
From 1819 to 1824 Goya lived in seclusion in a house outside Madrid. Goya bought a house Quinta del Sordo ("Deaf Man's House") and painted many unusual paintings on canvas and on the walls, including references to witchcraft and war. One of these is the famous work Saturn Devouring His Sons a reference to Spain's ongoing civil conflicts. This painting is one of 14 in a series called the Black Paintings , the most celebrated pictures of Goya's last years
After his death the wall paintings were transferred to canvas and remain some of the best examples of the later period of Goya's life when, deafened and driven half-mad by what was probably an encephalitis of some kind, decided to free himself from painterly strictures of the time and paint whatever nightmarish visions came to him. Many of these works are in the Prado museum in Madrid. Goya’s dark and critical views of mankind remain very powerful today.



Francisco Goya - Wikipedia
Goya- Spanish Art

Mario Sorrenti - Silent Scream inspired by Goya

One of my favourite fashion photographer Mario Sorrenti with styling help from Tabitha Simmons together did a series of photographs inspired of Goya published in Another Magazine.

The photos really capture the dark and bold aesthetics of Goya’s works.










Thursday, November 09, 2006

Jamie Dornan

NY times Guy Trembay was drooling all over Jamie Dornan. He even called him the male Kate Moss and titled the whole article “The Golden Torso”.

Below are some the two commercial ads Jamie did, D& G and Levis. Also it was quite surprising to find out that he has a nice singing voice after, below is also a music video of his band “The Son of Jim”.






Confession of the Mask

In its very simple definition mask is a covering we put over our face. But the meaning behind why we put on a mask is very wide and much more complicated. Jung said that the mask is the persona we present to the outside world designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and, on the other, to conceal the true nature of the individual.

Photo by Richard Burbridge
Styling by Sabina Schreder






Photo by Horst Diekgerdes



Photo by Mark Segal
Styling by Alister Mackie