No longer are photographs the limit for an irish model’s portfolio, Irish videographer Jenny May Finn provides a more intimate and realistic vision of her subjects with her video portraits.
Model Ciarán Hewitt is shown here in her debut portrait.
Check out more of Jenny May’s work at www.jennymayfinn.com
Kasia Struss describes performing for film as dancing. I don’t know if this is easier for her than photography because she is less aware but either way and in euther form she is beautiful to watch. Hugh Lippe’s dark, eerie and slightly sadistic video captures her fluidity , beauty and ease of movement perfectly.
Why is it beauty is so often refined to women? Women and girls. The male gender is beautiful too and in the same way. Abandon previous conceptions of masculine and feminine and observe beauty. Physical beauty, the beauty of expression, posture, poise, position. Toyin Ibidapo: Boys, Boys, Boys recognizes this, taking inspiration from his book Cult of Boys, the previously unexplored territory of boyhood unfurls to reveal a collection of truly amazing photographs that bear an alarming amount of beauty, soul and presence.
Who needs eye shadow? Not Fendi anyway. For their Spring Summer 2012 collection, lids were adorned with gold leaf as opposed to a more generic or traditional powder. Maybe at first glance it looks a little clunky and awkward but the more you look the more you love. There is no denying this eye catching and brightening step on Fendi’s part. And besides, who doesn’t want to wear gold?
Today’s post continues on from the last, focusing on simplicity and how sometimes it’s nice to strip back a layer and lay oneself bare because lets face it, we so rarely see that these days. Henrik Adamsen is a Danish photographer whose love and preference for a more simplistic photographic style has led him to use only one light and/or in the majority of his shots. This technique gives his photographs a very honest and minimalistic edge.
What makes global fashion brand Edun so unique is it’s dedication and passion towards the growth of an economic relationship with Africa without being a charity. Edun is profitable business but conduct’s it’s business with and in Africa severing any ideas that it is a charity.
Artist Ryan McGinley took this on board casting the African butterfly in Edun’s ‘Beautiful Rebels’ video. The freedom and beauty of these butterflies represents Edun’s mission statement, beliefs and goals. McGinley incorporates aesthetic and visual beauty with the morality of the brand as the butterflies flutter through and out of the young models mouths, tattoos and shorts. The bright colours, gospel inspired music (“If I Had A Little Love” - the Majestic Arrows) along with the youth and vivacity of the models make for a beautiful and uplifting video leaving the viewer craving Edun both for it’s beautiful clothing and the impact it makes and leaves behind.
Elizaveta Porodino is a Russian photographer whose work captures a hybrid of sexuality, emotion and a collision of two worlds-the real and the fantasy land. She is constantly using sparkle, colour, fashion and expression to portray the world of fantasy and emotion.