Some of the most stunning works of art in the world of photography are those inspired by paintings.
Be that emulating beautiful art from periods such as the Renaissance or the splendor of Rococo; or taking inspiration from the details of a divine piece of couture and experimenting with 3d Modeling + Digital Painting – the results of painting inspired photography are always mesmerizing.
Steven Meisel has that special ability to script and tailor his fashion editorials so that each can reference and reflect current social trends, situations and events. We should be extremely thankful for the fact that Italian Vogue is willing to go the extra mile and give this talented photographer carte blanche when putting together his shoots.
The pages of the August issue of VOGUE Italia look nothing short of deadly. The spreads illustrate a shocking, painful yet incredibly powerful visual message. The ‘Water & Oil’ images shot by Steven Meisel, feature a Kristen McMenamy covered in oil and were inspired by the recent oil spill disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
Whether opening a newspaper, watching television, scanning a magazine or clicking online, we are constantly under a barrage of high-impact, controversial, violent, provocative images and information. With up-to-the-minute data just a finger-click away, now more than ever is the time to be more aware and open-minded. Yet considering all that is available, fashion seems to continually receive the hard rap when it comes to so-called “controversial” images.
Aaah! well that Henry Holland has been busy designing a capsule collection for British
chain Debenhams lately, which is called H! by Henry Holland. The collection will feature not only the trendy pieces created by the designer, but also two key pieces: a scarf
and a clutch made using the prints of 36 mugshots submitted by you and me, the public. Isn’t that a fab idea?
THEY ARE BIGGER, THEY ARE BETTER AND THEY ARE BACK! – High Fashion Bible V Magazine starts 2010 with an issue devoted to plus size models.