Speaking about the world of fashion there are sometimes things I do not entirely understand. I wonder how some fashion magazines still propose poses so artificial in their editorial work, models often do faces and stay in still poses that a normal person would never dream of doing, ever. It is likely that, in order to be a model, you need to be trained in aerobics or in an advanced hatha yoga session. When I was younger I used to live with some friends of mine who are now well known fashion designers, sometimes we used to animate boring evenings by mimic poses from “notorious” magazines. Some of these poses were so weird that if people, in their everyday life, would have ever tried to stay in those positions for more than five minutes, they would have certainly risked a paralysis (even if it was sooo funny at that time).
Of course not all the photographers are the same (alleluia), I’m lucky, I used to work with very talented professionals, they used to fix in their work the soul of the girls and not just outfits and awkward stunts. This is one of the reason why I want to highlight some gorgeous pics of the fashion photographer Angelo Pennetta, a very talented guy who’s able to portray the inner side of the models through their smiles and stolen moments.
This is what a photographer is called to do, the pics need to communicate something more than just a perfect body and a brand. We need to see moments of life and be able of dreaming through fashion “fairy tales”, magazines are in my opinion the books we left in our childhood and that we’d like to have back.
Abbey Lee Kershaw
Elisa Insua and Her Art from Pieces of the World Around
The Body is Feminism: Valie Export and Friedl Kubelka
Interactive Textiles: Real Easy and Fun
Cut-Out Editorial Project with Kamilya Kuspan
Mike Kelley’s Retrospective at Moca Los Angeles
Basso & Brooke . Masters in digital printing
Biocouture . How to grow your own fabrics
Lianne Polinder’s TechnoFabric Mimicry
Through-the-Carpet Reality by Faig Ahmed
Hayley Grundmann . “You have to keep recycling yourself.”
Kustaa Saksi Hypnopompic Textile Art
Marie Rime . Change your face, wear a mask