Sunday, 24 July 2011

how to clear a heavy sky...

When all you got is your youth, submersed in an ever-more graceless daily routine, you can only live your daring dreams to rise from a prosaic existence and touch the charming sky above.

And this was one of those days when it seems any reason to deny such beauty even exists is unavailing. Yet, instead of a rush for arguments, I stood still, allure-absorbed as they passed my viewfinder, and allow them teach me how to fight an intrusive majestic firmament, which perhaps we all feel burdening on feeble shoulders.

As time elapsed, from our first handshake till we agreed to defy a crepuscular sky which stubbornly demanded its rights, emotional comfort took its place into this experience, while all influenced by a disarming display of youth, beauty and freedom as only weapons against all deleterious feelings. The captured images were our closed fist courageously raised toward the clouds, to erase that stygian hue in a raging manner… 

The heavy sky soon bursts as such eloquence is impossible to deny; its ensued weeping was nothing but a frailty utterance that beauty not only surrounds us but it conquers all.

What an empyrean conclusion for such a coercive day…

models: Greta Raudonyte / IceModels agency
                    Braeden Wright / IndependentMen agency
stylists: Martina Ciceri for her
                    Federico Allavelli for him
make-up: Camilla Paolino 
photographer: Constantin

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Greta Raudonyte & Braeden Tyler Wright, Milan 2011

Sunday, 10 July 2011

painting in b/w...

Everything shuffles overwhelmingly…

At this terrific speed it seems houses, trees, empty roads or anything else for that matter, lose their edges to dissolve, much like any feeling does, into my own anxieties. While my right hand reaches out and, by touching the slashed void ahead, rearranges the undefined shapes drew on the windshield, you merely looked at me as my other one thrusts down to your inner thigh for inspiration…

Lost in a vicissitudinous plight, my troubled mind formulates a reason to obnubilate all colors from the scene. A reason that may seem foolish to you resonates in the form of a question in my head. Muted by my usual outlandish inability to simply ask this question I am desperately trying to articulate it, here, in my raw painting, for you to refute: if I want to sink…why am I still hanging on the surface?

Your still lips offer no resolution and, once more, silence crawls between us…

painting in b/w, somewhere 2007

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Justyna in b/w

The only black and white photo from the shooting is actually a variation of the original image. Just because she/it looks so great in b/w or, if you want, not to completely deviate from the recognized style…

#4 b/w

Justyna Waluchowska for IceModels, Milan 2011 

just in a mood for cyan feelings...

As the sun crossed the sky into a cloudless sunset, we mulishly took advantage of this new scenery revealed by the late afternoon hue, adding few more images to what we already had…

With the colors gently blending, in different proportions than hours earlier, we were witnesses to an eldritch dispute. Chromatics soon shifted as the night persistently demanded its rights, as always does, when the day withdraws from our fatigued sight.

Through my viewfinder the conflicting situation gave birth to an eerie appearance, fighting in a cyan sea to save the day…a few more images before we could conclude our session…

And later, I felt these images are to set a new approach for my future sessions. In a way, I can clearly see now that going back to basics is not necessarily a step backwards but a way to fashionably awake my own idiomatic vision.

model: Justyna Waluchowska
agency: IceModel
stylist/make-up: Nicole Krunić
photographer: Constantin 




Justyna Waluchowska for IceModels, Milan 2011

Monday, 4 July 2011

Just in a mood for sunny colors…

Yet another session…

This time the “one hell of a studio” moved outdoors, not just to enjoy the shiniest day till now, but to meet polish Justyna also.  

Letting her dive into the colors was somehow new to me, sort of a change from the usual black and white approach, but it felt reasonable with the guiding sun above. Walking on raw ground instead of unfolded studio background, we waited for the inspiration to kick in and I, for one, had just one idea rambling in my head - to use natural surroundings as background for what I was doing in the studio anyway…

And we waited… and waited… and soon, without even noticing, we started move around in search of the ideal atmosphere, from the greenest leafs or sunny yellow to fiercely shaped concrete walls…

Perhaps it would have been a good idea to actually stay put. Who knows? But the images soon accrued and so we moved towards new scenery…

model: Justyna Waluchowska
agency: IceModels
stylist/make-up: Nicole Krunić
photographer: who else?




Justyna Waluchowska for IceModels, Milan 2011