HORST P.HORST (1906-1999) is currently part of a larger group exhibition @ MoMA entitled ‘THE ORIGINAL COPY: PHOTOGRAPHY OF SCULPTURE, 1839 TO TODAY (Aug 1-Nov 1, 2010). The exhibition explores the status of photography both as an art form and a medium of communication. As well as the intersections between photography and sculpture and how one medium has been implicated in the analysis and creative redefinition of the other. Photography both informs and challenges our understanding of what a sculpture is. HORST P.HORST is a representative of avant-garde photography which emerged in the 1920s with Surrealism, where artists tried to tap the supernatural influences of puppets, mannequins etc to create images that altered appearances. Horst’s approach to portraiture was to create a parallel aspirational universe in which his subjects became mysterious and alluring.
Horst P.Horst was born Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann in Germany and later moved to America. He is best known for his elegant and glamourous fashion photographs featured in Vogue, but also for his environmental photographs. In his approach to portraiture, Horst set out to create a parallel aspirational universe in which his subjects became mysterious and alluring. Besides being featured in fashion magazines, Horst’s work was displayed in museums in NYC, London and Cologne, Germany. He is represented by Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta.
Phonebooks have lost its significance to most of us. A waste of paper always ending up in the garbage can. JOLIS PAONS, however, have created this amazing phonebook dress from simple resources. Via trendhunter
Designer BEA SZENFELD is behind these cool architectural paper costumes. The collection consist of 12 non wearable garments made out of paper. It is inspired by oceanic myths and 50s burlesque silhouettes. Her previous collection was exhibited at Nordiska, Museum of cultural history in Sweden and at the Paris Fashion Week. Via trendhunter
Funky sculptural & spatial works by Dutch artistCOCKY EEK(b.1966) who lives and works in Amsterdam. Air plays a dominant role in Eeks spacial compositions which often deals with flying, floating or a state of nothingness. Cocky Eek studied fashion design. Via butdoesitfloat.
SHE’S A VILE GOLD-DIGGING VANESSA BEECROFT CUT-OUT, HUSTLER
This series made in 2007 is part of JACQUELINE FRASER’s (b.1956 New Zealand) HUSTLER series. The first ”THE HUSLER’ series was exhibited at Vienna Kunsthalle in 2005-6. Jacqueline Fraser started working on ‘THE HUSLERS’ while staying in NYC. She claims that when you live there there is an endless art parade and associated fakers that start sorting themselves into species. Jacqueline Fraser is one of New Zealand’s most respected and widely exhibited contemporary artists who has participated in several international Biennales. I love her elegant fabric wall pieces which are hard to define. There is a sense of glamour and drama in her work. I will post some more of her work soon. Fraser is represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery in Sydney, Australia and Michael Lett gallery in Auckland, New Zealand.
ALEX BOX is a visionary and fine artist before she is a makeup artist. She uses the face as a canvas and creates the most powerful and visually stunning images that push the conventional boundaries of her discipline and takes it to a whole new level. She recently published her first book: ‘ALEX BOX by RANKIN’ in collaboration with Rankin photography. Her body of work employs various different mediums to merge fantasy, fashion, science fiction and illustration. Alex Box is a graduate from Chelsea College of Art and has worked with designers such as Gareth Pugh ,Karl Lagerfeld and Peter Jensen. Box’s work has been featured in magazines such as Vogue, Numéro, W, Another Magazine Dazed & Confused and i-D. She is one of the contributors @ SHOWstudio directed by Nick Knight. Via dazeddigital.
I really like this photographic style! ELLEN ROGERS is a London based photographer. All her work is analogue and she doesn’t use any digital equipment or computer based manipulation. It all made from traditional dark room processes.
Some old images by German fashion photographer HELMUT NEWTON (1920-2004) noted for his nude photographs. His work appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar and Playboy. Newton established a particular style marked by erotic, cold stylized scenes, often with sadomasochistic and fetishistic undertones. I’m not a big fan of all of his work, but I like some of it.