A German contemporary photographer.
he passionate artist Loreen Hinz is primary known for the feature to produce a piece of art of her models. She fascinates, surprises, amazes and captures our attention in a very distinctive way. The largest contribution to her stylistic development probably had the French photographer Sarah Moon, well-known for her countless campaign pictures among others for Chacharel, Comme des Garcons and a short film for Dior Homme. ”Her photographs relieved me mentally from the constraints of the “perfect”, deep focussed photography,” says the 27-year-old photographer, ”At the beginning of my work I became evermore blurred and at the end I dissolved my models completely until I come upon the photographic freedom that characterizes my work today.”Similar to Sarah Moon her artistic work is characterized by painterly images in which Loreen Hinz dissolves her objects, and thus gives them a touch of mysticism. In this blurring can be found a certain distance, but also a welcoming mood that seems to keep a secret and thus provides access to an incredibly intense intimacy. ”After the shooting I only choose the photos that affect myself, that trigger a feeling, a enthusiasm in me… Furthermore, beautiful people fascinate me, with the help of photography thus I can keep a piece of beauty for me and always enjoy it.” Loreen Hinz therefore prioritizes a strong expression much more than the technique by the image taking and edits only the bare necessaries and creates no images or effects with the help of photoshop. ”In the course of my photographic work honesty becomes evermore important to me, for this reason I would like to go back to my analogue roots and shoot more analogue again.” There arises the question how far reality and art should be distinguished from each other based on the technical possibilitys we have today. Lately, the pictured content can mostly be attributed to a real subject so that Loreen Hinz sees at least not a concrete, fixed limit between reality and photography. ”The purpose of art consists of making something special from reality,to filter the small piece of magic in the everyday. A pretty girl with nice clothes is reality, the photography with its possibility has the chance to make art of it.” explains Loreen Hinz, ”This may sound ingénue-like but I like the imagination that there is much more between camera lens and subject.”
‘BTMM1514 ”TURKISH RED” BY FORMAFANTASMA ON SHOW AT THE TILBURG TEXTILE MUSEUM
Turkish Red and more curated by Caroline Boot // Exhibition design Studio Formafantasma
Works by: Bcxsy, Minale-Maeda, Merel Boers, Lenneke Langenhuijsen
Design and concept: Studio Formafantasma
Project Development: Andrea Trimarchi, Simone Farresin, Francesco Zorzi, Jenny Hier, Livia Rossi, David Seidlitz of Rubia Pflanzenfarberei
The source of inspiration for designers and the evolution of creative practices will always be a fascinating subject. The Textile Museum in Tilburg recognised this and commissioned an exciting exhibition called ‘Turkish Red and more’, which forefronts the importance of design and the continuation of creativity through the development of ideas and practices. The five designers BCXSY, Lenneke Langenhuijsen, Merel Boers, Minale-Maeda andStudio Formafantasma drew inspiration from museum archives and collections to create new pieces.
The fresh projects sit alongside the items they were inspired by thereby ensuring that this exhibit really explores the evolution of old and new techniques and crafts, the development of creative processes and the progression of creative ideas and practices. The designers took their inspiration from varied areas of the collection: from the history of art nouveau weavings, objects from the Art Deco period, sample books, colouring recipes, blankets and, at the heart of the exhibition, Turkish Red. The resulting techniques have been re-interpreted by the designers using modern techniques such as laser cutting, knitting, digital printing and knit programming and the results are truly mesmerising.
The title of the project, BTMM1514, refers to the way the books are numbered in the Museum’s archive: the seventeen silks are designed as the pages of a book with a front and a back cover.
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LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.
Lucy McRae is an Australian artist, designer and compulsive inquisitor. Over time, she has fused her training as a classical ballerina with an inherent fascination with the body, and forged a unique profession: Body Architect.
to read more visit http://www.lucymcrae.net/about/
Charmaine Olivia is a self-taught artist currently residing in San Francisco. Her illustrations, photography and paintings have appeared in publications, galleries and private collections throughout the world. Some of her clients and projects include Urban Outfitters, Lady Gaga, Hallmark, Volcom Stone, Element, Nylon Magazine, & Inked Girls Magazine.
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Representing at 2012′s TED conference; the Olympics of ideas, Lucy took the audience on a moving image adventure, introducing what life could be like if we perspired beads of fragrance and what the future looks like for this body architect. Proud and honored to be sharing the stage with such incredibly talented and world changing individuals.
REPTILE YOUTH - Be My Yoko Ono
Danish pop duo ‘Reptile Youth’ have had their faces paper mache-ed onto two ladies masks for their ‘My Yoko Ono’ single; a collaboration between McRae and Hyper Island Motion Graphics 13, Stockholm. Check out the music video, furnished in 2.5 days.
Having recognised a kindred sensibility in McRae’s provocative work, Australian skincare brand Aēsop commissioned her to conceive a short film to coincide with their website relaunch. ‘Morphē’ playfully presages a new juncture for science and beauty, transforming an old Amsterdam church into a meticulously ordered space that references Aesop’s own laboratory. Here, a painstaking Scientist employs an assortment of gels, liquids, and weird contraptions to minister arcane beauty treatments to a sleeping Muse. At the edge of this world, the skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a new kind of super-sensory beauty treatment.
McRae describes her film inspired chiefly by nineteenth-century scientist and philosopher Hermann von Helmholtz, and his revolutionary research on human perception: ‘Everything’, wrote Helmholtz, ‘is an event on the skin’. ‘I wanted to suggest a journey inside a world beyond skin care, one that involves farther realms of perception within the sensory landscape of the human body. The skin and hair play key roles for the female specimen fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of a new kind of super-sensory beauty treatment.
Writer / director – Lucy McRae
Producer – Holly Krueger
Production Designer – Barnaby Monk
Creative Assistant – Maaike Fransen
DoP – Hessel Waalewijn
Editor – Ine van den Elsen
Original Music – Noia
Line producer / 1st AD – Laetitia Migliore
Costume Designer – Janneke Verhoeven
Production Assistant - Holger Gons / Jack Yoern
Project Manager – Dan Honey
Art Department – Maya LaCroix / Frank Verkade / James Teng
Muse – Cara To
Scientist – Victor Helmich
Casting – Sanne van Wersch
Making of – Leslie Askew
Lighting Design – Owen Kuipers
Jib and dolly – Camalot
Electrics – Het Licht
Special thanks – Lotje Sodderland, Dennis Paphitis, Hiroko Shiratori, Pascale Thouzery and Lou Weis.
New York Fashion Film Festival (NYFF) which is every year has been organized by School for Visual Arts (SVA) since 2011. In 27th of April, with the collaboration of 74MOTION,VOGUE,TURKEY and SVA with the name of ”Fashion Film Day Istanbul” (FFDI) at the first time will held in Turkey in Istanbul.
Microcosmographia / SOMARTA - 2013 S/S
Tamae Hirokawa is the lead designer of Japanese fashion label SOMARTA. Formally trained by Issey Misake and using more conceptual approaches to fashion than most Japanese fashion designers, Hirokawa has been hailed as a voice in Japan’s new fashion industry.
She was born in Tokyo Japan, Tamae Hirokawa attended the Bunka Fashion College and studied in the Apparel Design Technique program where she graduated in 1998. She joined Issey Miyake Co., Ltd shortly after graduating and quickly rose to a high status in the company, taking control of the Issey Miyake Men and Issey Miyake lines within five years.
In March of 2006, Hirokawa created SOMA DESIGN, her own design firm and started working on multiple different design projects including everything from fashion to sound and art direction and graphic design. The SOMARTA fashion label was launched in the same timeframe and in the time since 2006 has quickly become a fast growing name in the industry.
Hirokawa is well known as a designer for shucking the functionality and conservatism that most Japanese designers maintain in favor of using a more conceptual approach to her designs. Her clothing is also made with Japanese textile technology in the same fashion that Issey Miyake has always crafted clothing.
Recent releases by Hirokawa through her Somarta label have included a wide array of bodysuits, for which she has become well known, creative material combinations, and make up in the Maori tradition. She is also well known for the level of detail put into each design and the cross pollination of different fabric techniques. Everything from metal plates to embroidery and pleats can be found in a single design by Hirokawa making each new collection akin to a gallery unveiling more than a clothing release.
ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution (fiberglass, polyester resin)
The project is grounded in a unique visual interpretation of animal anatomy, building upon existing skeleton structures to create a series of sculptural pieces that appear as natural properties of the human body, suggesting strength, power and sensuality. Concepts of mutation and evolution are explored in order to develop a contemporary cross-image of human and animal, an atemporal, supreme creature, beyond past and future.The goal was to fabricate a collection of 8 pieces of personal adornment that would not be specifically categorised as jewellery or accessories. The idea was to step out of the traditional jewellery/accessories context in order to develop a ‘new breed’ of precious objects that can be exhibited both separately on their own and fully attached to the human body.All of the objects were handcrafted creating multi-part master molds, using gelcoat, fiberglass, resin and silicone rubber.The pieces perform a double function: they exist as fashion objects attached to the wearer, as well as separate art works, exhibited in gallery spaces. Because of this dual quality they can be considered fashion artefacts in the true sense: objects of desire, rather than just mere adornments.
photographs by Fernando Lessa
model : Anna Tatton
hair and make up : Sarah Frasca
Award-winning fashion artist, based in London, working at the intersections of sculpture and fashion design. Specialised in synthetic polymers, metal and leather.After receiving an international MA scholarship from University of Arts, London in 2010 for the prestigious Fashion Artefact course at London College of Fashion, Ana won the LCF Best Design Award 2012 and the Accessories Collection of the Year at ITS (International Talent Support) 2012 in Italy for her collection of bespoke head pieces ANIMAL: The Other Side of Evolution. Exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Rome, Trieste, Rotterdam, Berlin and Istanbul.An architecture graduate, her first sculpture exhibition Wired (2009) featured disassembled mannequins impregnated with metal strings. Her armor inspired fashion collection UNHUMAN (2009), handmade in leather, metal and rubber, envisioned a world of dark and elegant beauty. She has exhibited her Virgin dress made of metal, thermoplastics and hair at Dis-patch festival 2010 and Belgrade Design Week 2011.Ana has also stepped in the areas of film, with her own co-produced fashion film Encounters, screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival (2011) and Berlin Fashion Week (2010).Her work has been featured in major print publications such as The Independent, British Vogue, Vogue NL, Dazed and Confused, i-D Magazine, NYLON Magazine, Interview Magazine, Marie Claire Maison, Stylus and 125 Magazine, as well as as prominent online mags and blogs such as Dezeen, WGSN and Trendand. In 2012 Independent listed her as one of the 12 most promising artists from the University of The Arts, London.Contributing artist at SHOWstudio, London.