Swedish Fashion Designer Bea Szenfeld has created yet another haute paper collection and called it ‘Sur La Plage’. Every garment is hand-made using paper and cardboard, carefully crafted and folded by Bea herself.
Israeli artist Ronit Bigal has taken inspiration from the Bible and applied scriptures, like tattoos onto the human body. She calls it “Body Scripture II” The body appears to be an abstract landscape, as Ronit beautifully applies calligraphy to each groove and contour. To create each piece, Ronit photographed the body and then later wrapped the photos with cited calligraphy taken from Biblical texts.
Jack Hughe’s illustrations throw us back to an era that we’ve recently become more familiar with thanks to shows like “Mad Men”. A time of class and sophistication, indoor smoking and office drinking. Hughes captures this era wonderfully in these illustrations of monochromatic tones.
Hughes work as it has appeared in ‘The Gentlemen’s Guide to Cocktails’ and men’s online newsletter ‘Mr Hyde’ are perfect examples of mod mans recent rise to fame, but Hughes’ innovative approach to illustration is the elevator to success. His work has also appeared in Harrods, Levi’s, Topman, Burberry, Google and magazines such as Elle, Stella, The Telegraph and New York Times.
Montreal-based photographer Martin Tremblay, also known as ’Pinch’ created this beautiful series of images featuring models upside down, set in an Asian location. Martin manages to successfully capture each models as graceful while maintaining these strange position. The pastel tones with vibrant focus colours are truly effective and re-enforce the mystical, yet elegant feeling in this collection. The series was developed as an editorial for Schön! Magazine in London.
Indian born artist Aakash Nihalani has spent most of his life in the States exploring his unique artistic style. He stumbled across his method one day when he was using a painter’s roll to attach some screen prints to the wall for a student exhibition. There was a pedestal in the space that was casting a cubic shadow on the floor that matched the shapes I was using in his prints, so he outlined the shadow with the tape. and it all made sense in that moment.
When asked what captivates Aakash about geometric shapes his response is: “Coming from a suburban neighbourhood, I was captivated by the urban architecture of the city when I moved here: big boxes, filled with smaller boxes, an endless network of cubes.”
This fascinating collection of portraits portrays human figures made up of scribbled lines that were created by graphic designer – Ayaka Ito. Ito used photos that were distorted and reconstructed in 3D with a Flash drawing tool programmed by Randy Church. Randy explains the full process saying:
“In the second round of the “Cinema Flash Showdown” project Ayaka Ito and I wanted to pursue two new themes: The Influence of Occupations, and Man vs. Nature. By shooting each environment with and without the model, I would mask the model from the background. Then using my Flash drawing app I’d create 3D splines which were then imported into Cinema 4D. We used HDRI sphere lighting shot on location, as well as skin and cloth materials used in texturing. The final 3D render contained an alpha channel to mask the model back into their background. It also gave us a color-perfect 3D line render which could be overlayed to give sense of depth and texture.”
We enjoy the works of Ukranian photographer Vadim Stein who now lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia. Vadim is one of the most celebrated Nude Photographers in the world with many of his works being exhibited around the world and being sold for small fortunes.
Vadim describes his work as: “Solving the aesthetic problem, I also reveal many ethical questions. For me, such things as love and death are revealed through the aesthetic category, beauty – the predecessor of ethics.”