SHIRA KELA ART FILM

I had the recent pleasure of photographing a new art film that was directed by Shira Kela, with cinematography from Peter Garajszki. The film looks at the essence of femininity through different narratives and expressions and of the traditional feminine conception and perspective from our society from the angle of its multiple cultures and backgrounds.

The film will be released in September.

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PhotoVogue

I have been working on a project with the Dutch artist Eveline Van De Griend, titled 'Alchemy of Form', with a series that weaves alchemical concepts of colour, material and meaning, with a sculptural view of the female body.

It is an ongoing series that creates a bridge between photography, painting and sculpture, which is being woven, over time, into an eventual exhibition.

The first in the series to be released was on PhotoVogue Italia. 

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KALTBLUT MAGAZINE

A Berlin fashion editorial photographed at THE BLACK LODGE, in Kreuzberg, and a collaboration with the Stylist Halla Farhat, for Kaltblut Magazine, with the make-up artist Servulo Servullo and Samja Saranovic, as our muse descending into this realm of mystery.

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With this team of explorers we plunge into the familiar realms of mystery, and deep down into the subconscious, with a dream within a dream. Here, we open our eyes inside the Black Lodge, a place where each soul must pass in order to reach nirvana. In this journey, the hero with a thousand faces must confront the dweller on the threshold, which is their own shadow-self, but if this encounter is not met with courage, then the lodge will obliterate their soul..

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HERAKLEITOS

A collaboration with Trevor Good, photographing the opera tenor Birger Radde, channeling the great Greek philosopher Herakleitos.

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SPLENDOR MAGAZINE

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A fashion editorial photographed for a collection designed by Halla Farhat, which was published by Splendor Magazine, as we wanted to shape a series of images that captured the power and grace of feminine strength, as a rise of the wonder women.

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The rise of the wonder women, with their beauty in their strength, each empowering the other, connecting to their centre and radiating up and out into this whirling world unfurled. Standing tall, standing strong and proud, knowing their strengths and living and beating within them.

The rise of the wonder women, with their beauty within, transferred externally into each movement they make no matter their shape.

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Designer / Stylist: Halla Farhat

Hair & Make-up / Gianluca Venerdini @gianluca.venerdini

Muse / Zoey Lee @transnormalcy

GROUP EXHIBITION

"Change is the only constant" is an aphorism related to the doctrine of 'universal flux', by Heraclitus of Ephesus. The Greek philosopher also developed the thesis of the 'unity of opposites'.

On the final day of Gallery Weekend, I will be included in a group exhibition of four international artists who will present their works to the public. The exhibited positions demonstrate that these 2,500 year old ideas are current and especially relevant for the digital age.

details // www.artloft.berlin/in-between-beyond

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PHOTOGRAPHY PRINTS

I'm proud to share this series of limited edition A2 silver gelatin prints, in editions of 10. 

The photoshoot was filmed, which ran an interview, shot a video and went out on a night walk with me, into the city streets of Berlin, as I leave you the moving images..

SHIMMER

 
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Alana Richards, part of the ongoing series SHIMMER, which looks at identities, or those parts which we project outwards, which can sometimes only reveal partial truths to who we are. This series looks at the masks we can wear and that fraction of space between the projection and what can lie shimmering beneath. 

 

DAVID BOWIE

 
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Standing before David Bowie's old Berlin doorway, on Hauptstr, filled with awe and thanks over this man's life. Smiling so sincerely over the way in which he showed us that we can be whoever we want to be. That death and rebirth can continue in each of our lives, as we can break free and be, continuously.

And the world aches and longs for these brave and fearless souls who burn and bare their beings to us. Those who dare to project outwards the essential nature of who they are, to open their hearts that will forever reside inside. This artist, a shimmering light who found his way into so many people’s existence, can teach us so much. Perhaps the greatest thing I walked away with was that he showed us, time and time again, to let go of fear and be who we dream to be.

I graciously bowed to Bowie in that moment, and slowly stepped away with a love for life within this whirling world.