Sunday, 19 June 2011

Meet the Couples

The nine images in the series by Spanish photographer Reclarkgable are of the same couple whose style changes from trash to trend and from chic to grunge.   Representing the chameleon nature of many style savvy people it does reference the classic quote by Mark Twain that 'Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society', and the notion that how we dress contributes to our identity.

'Couples' by reclarkgable
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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Landscaping Chaetophobia

At first Andrew Markham’s work seems to suggest that future bodies may lack individuality, but upon a second look at this image of himself without eyebrows, it is possible to have incredible unique looks. The complete removal of body hair may seem extreme since it falls outside our culture's aesthetic standards, but it does leave open questions about what is considered aesthetic, desirable or embarrassing.   Different standards are also applied to men and women. and those that flout them may experience real or perceived social acceptance problems.

Photography: Michael Daks
Model: Andrew Markham
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Watching me, watching you

Katarzyna Kludczynska

"In an attempt  to define herself, Kludczynska often reaches for the camera.  Looking for her identity in her captured mirror reflections she observes multiple selves tumbling in.  Sometimes just two of them show, sometimes four, and sometimes all of them hide behind only one.  In order to avoid studied, staged, fake faces she has submitted herself to other, more universal masks.  This makes her anonymous for the viewer who enters into a certain relation with her without knowing it.  Covering her face hides her identity so that it becomes unrecognizable, although in the production of self-portraits the irony is not lost that she creates masked figures who observe one another.  Some photograph others, while at other times photographic clones take a group picture of themselves. "

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