Saturday, 3 April 2010

Caught on film - Van Beirendonck and Hess

So far, cosmetic application, with a few exceptions, is seen as a static representation caught by the camera lens or illustrated on paper.  I would like to see more 3-dimensional representations, which is why I often seek images on film.  Cosmetic discourse has to include how the body and face of the wearer acts and reacts within the applied cosmetic skin that is constructed.  It is also important to gauge the reaction of others, without their discourse as part of the journey, the understanding of the impact of the choice of visual representation made by the wearer would be limited.  I have chosen to show the work of Walter van Beirendonck and Bart Hess as way in to this dicussion, it may not have all the answers but it does highlight some of the possibilities.

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