Vadim Stein was born in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1967, where he received an education in the sphere of sculpture and restoration. Eventually, he worked in theater for many years and it became necessary for him to photograph his work. By working behind the camera, he brings out the beauty of balance, tranquility, and aesthetics with extremely talented acrobatic models and performers through a fine art approach.
Graduating from East Carolina University Lee Misenheimer lost desire to draw, “…A pretty hefty creative depression” as he calls it. Becoming inspired by Japanese art Misenheimer found his signature style, thick line work and flowing, natural movement across his pieces, “As far as drawing goes, I definitely have some sort of repetitive line syndrome. Building up layers and layers of line work is somewhat soothing to my brain as of late. For the moment, color either goes on as a slight tint or I start with a splotch and draw on top.”
The European pop group Kazaky is not your average “boy band.” With their dance-ready beats and fashion feats in razor-sharp stilettos, the fearless foursome is carving out a niche all their own.
There was a time when Kazaky was just a ukrainian group that only the gays knew about. But my how things have changed. In just a few years, the boys have gone from being a group of unknown dudes in heels to being featured in this month’s upcoming V magazine. Along with being madonna’s eye candy in her ‘Girls Gone Wild’ video, they can now add Nicola Formichetti and famed photographers Inez & Vinoodh to their ever growing list of celebrity followers.
Bravo boys! can’t wait to see guys make middle america choke on your high heels & barely there ensembles
Hymn to the Immortal Wind – Sydney-based photographer Mikael Wardhana captures Katerina Chang in a tranquil story of nature and style shot for our most recent exclusive. Wearing a wardrobe consisting of all pieces from Natalia Grzybowski’s Hybrid collection, Katerina finds solace in the outdoors while sporting the designer’s floral prints and origami-like silhouettes. Undone hair and barely there makeup by beauty artist Steph Laiperfect the ethereal ensembles.
As if the team at Seven Halos needed another reason to whip out their passports! (Yvonne just got back from a trip to Greece!) But our parents always encouraged us to visit our family members and no Fashionista should miss a possible visit with Uncle Karl (Lagerfeld that is) in Germany would they? Abet its a wax figure but nevertheless you’ll have a keepsake photo from your trip.
The Sabine Ducasse ‘Melting Pot’ Collection is an extremely confident clothing combination. The Shanghai-based designer Sabine Ducasse created this incredible collection for Spring/Summer 2012. The kaleidoscopic patterns are made into armor-silhouetted clothing pieces perfect for the funky fashion warrior.
Using fashionable over-the-top sleeves, Ducasse makes bold statement pieces. In the photograph that shows off the expansive wingspan of the armor, you can truly examine the detail of the pieces.
The clothing is then complimented with equally adventurous accessories. Ducasse’s colorful headpieces and glasses are created using bright beading and would make for a fun DIY project for the willing and skilled.
Though the pieces are quirky, the multi-colored collection will definitely stand out in the crowd.
Barcelona-based fashion photographer Txema Yeste has an eye for hazy, dreamy shoots judging by the work featured here. From windswept hair to streaks of waning sunlight, Yeste captures a decidedly ephemeral look. Some of the photographs border on haunting. The ghost-like visages and sweeping figures depicted in the shoots work toward elegance.
Fashion photography, when done poorly, can be banal and boring. However, when done correctly, it approaches art. Indeed, the purpose of the fashion photographer is to capture in his or her models something that other less talented, less skilled people would miss. Yeste has found an elusive beauty in these photographs. That is, his work is obviously beautiful but to find and capture such beauty requires a talented photographer.
In his Alternative Perspectives series, photographer and filmmaker Randy Scott Slavin creates surreal images of the world around him. He has figured out ways to distort a normal landscape into a magnificent swirl of circular patterns. The foundation of the landscape is always visible but he takes up to one hundred pictures to build the final, distorted scenes.
As the patterns shift and merge together, I am somewhat reminded of looking through a kaleidoscope. When speaking about his photography, Slavin states, “I developed a technique that could realize my desire to turn the real into the surreal. The result is something rebellious, beautiful, and provocative. My Alternate Perspectives series is a collection of the works culled from these photographic explorations.”
I love the mystery involved in each scene. The viewer can find intrigue not only in the final product, but also in the process itself. Slavin takes the everyday landscape and turns it into a magical experience.
Forget everything you knew about tattoos and direct your attention to these incredibly alluring Liz Clements renderings. Drawing flawless women covered in body art, the London-based illustrator has an impressive portfolio that highlights both the beauty of etched skin and the female form. You’d expect these ladies to look intimidating, but Clements’ soft style actually makes classic Americana tattoo designs look elegant on these sultry females’ epidermis. This unique ability to make viewers connect with her work effortlessly is one of the main reasons why Clements has gained such widespread notoriety.
Liz Clements’s work is also notable for the various styles of tattoo designs she illustrates onto her subjects. In addition to Americana, traditional Japanese and contemporary pieces can be seen on the arms and torsos of these dope dames.