Kim Jones and Dior presented the Fall 2020 men’s collection with a new campaign shot by one of the world’s most influential and famous fashion photographers, Steven Meisel and featuring the typical and iconic graphics of Shawn Stussy.
“This campaign captures the idea of Miami and the modern vision of Dior enhanced by Shawn’s graphic identity”. These are the words of Jones, Dior’s Artistic Director Menswear, on the sidelines of the launch.
Tailoring that blends and mixes with streetwear, a well-established trend that sees the collaboration between Dior and Shawn Stussy as its most obvious example.
The Fall 2020 men’s collection will be available online on the Dior webstore from June 12.
Thanks to Frank Kunert’s meticulous craftsmanship, it sometimes takes a few moments for the viewer to realize he is looking at a model. Many of the photographs seem to depict a daily scene of domestic life, a dining room, a nursery, except for the inclusion of a single strident detail, a trademark of his.
The German artist’s handmade miniatures recreate seemingly normal scenes which, on further examination, reveal a surreal scenario. In Under The Bridge, a support column for a highway flyer has been transformed into a sweet terraced house, while in Climbing Holidays a roadside motel is only accessible via a ladder.
“I hope the viewer will enjoy it, but also feel the melancholy of my works and the ambivalence of life, the comedy and tragedy of our so-called civilized world.”
In One Bedroom Apartment, a door opens onto a closet-shaped house with a mattress embedded in a corner above a toilet, while a lovely balcony with trees and a sun umbrella protrudes incongruously from the side of a power station that erupts pollution in Small Paradise.
For Place In The Sun, use the balconies to illustrate the lives of the wealthy and the underprivileged, where a beautiful new villa has an outdoor terrace that cantilevered over the neighbor’s balcony, blocking the light.
They could be frames from a film or photographs from a personal diary from the 1980s. Tamara Lichtenstein‘s analog shots enclose a timeless beauty that never tires.
Originally from Bolivia, Tamara lives in Hudston, Texas, and started taking pictures when she was still a little girl, when her mother gave her a camera and decided to put all her creativity into the shots she took.
Today Tamara Lichtenstein’s name is internationally recognized and, in addition to collaborating with different brands and clients, she has realized several personal projects that have literally captured our attention and our hearts.
At the center of Tamara’s artistic research we can surely find the female universe and its facets: leafing through her shots we meet faces and bodies without filters, wrapped in their natural beauty.
The grain and style of analog photography combined with the perfect use of light and the effects of double exposure, a recurring technique in Tamara’s shots, give the photographs a cinematographic style that is impossible to forget.
Below you can find a selection of the shots, but to find out more visit Tamara Lichtenstein’s website and Instagram profile.
What happens in the streets of big cities when the sun goes down and darkness covers everything? What happens to crowded squares, offices, shops? Luckily for us there are those who at night, instead of resting and sleeping, leave home and, fascinated by the spectacle that comes to life when the lights go out, start taking pictures. Tom Leighton is an English artist, photographer and printmaker who has been travelling the world for years, from London to Hong Kong, in search of views and scenarios to photograph.
Deeply fascinated by urban environments, Tom Leighton works almost always at night, photographing the deserted streets, the buildings that lose their purpose and become imposing monoliths, the luminous signs that seem suspended between the earth and the sky.
Among his works, what captured our attention the most are the two photographic series taken in Tokyo. The Japanese capital has more than 9 million inhabitants, but in Tom Leighton’s shots it appears almost deserted, it seems to have been abandoned by everyone.
So, without all those people crowding the city during the day, the photographer’s eye can rest on the details, the shapes of the buildings, the views, the symmetries, inviting us to rediscover these urban landscapes with him.
“Leighton asks us to reconsider our cities, what they are and what they might become.”
We have selected only some of his photographs, but to discover all the projects of Tom Leighton visit his website, his Instagram profile and his Behance page.