This week, we present an exclusive series photographed in a gym near Hackney by Anya Holdstock. The series features model Jessie Inchauspe (Profile) styled by Bryony Creed, with hair & make-up by Nicola Moores.
Singapore womenswear label STOLEN has collaborated with a local photographer and paper sculptor to create the label’s latest 2013 campaign.
Known for its architectural approach to fashion, STOLEN is distinguished by its minimalist aesthetic of clean lines, muted colour palette, and recognisable signature open back feature. Each collection’s campaign images are equally conceptual and abstract, in a nod to Wong’s background in graphic design, installation art and creative advertising.
The latest STOLEN campaign comprises of manipulated photographs of STOLEN garments, modelled by cult fashion blogger Linda Hao. The pictures are first shot by photographer Jovian Lim in a studio, printed out, and then folded, pleated, draped or layered by paper sculptor Melvin Ong, creating a collaborative art installation out of the original fashion images.
Wong explains the campaign’s concept: “I wanted to challenge the perception of a photograph, manipulating it in real life, adding another dimension.”
There is a sense of underlying calm and tenderness to Natasha Mann’s portraiture of young women. The 22 year old who recently graduated from university, implicitly frames the dynamic personalities of her subjects - both friends and models alike - in common spaces. “The main reason for photographing girls is for the different qualities each girl brings to the photograph, whether they are agency girls or not. They each create a different look of youth. I very much prefer the awkwardness of the girl than a high fashion posed shot. Being yourself is the best!” Natasha explains. Natasha regards photographers, artists and friends her age as some of her main influences in pursuing her work as a photographer. “It’s a great buzz seeing how other great creatives your age work and the kinds of work they produce.”