From Love series.
1 & 2. Figure on Bed with Camera and Weapons, 2013.
3 & 4. Beretta M92, 2011.
5 & 6. Isabelle Schiltz as Crawling Figure (for Valeria), 2010
7 & 8. M. T. with Pistol, 2008
French photographer Pascal Pierrou shoots pictures of modern girls. His inspiration for the series was Andy Warhols ‘Factory’ which was popular in the 60s in New York. Pierrou imagined people of a new factory, free women, feminists, artists that would exhibit their skin, hair, tattoos and words without being ashamed.
The photographer himself describes his style as ‘clean, classical, commercial with modern stories’.
Hommage a l’art / Vlisco
The Hommage à l’Art collection honours Vlisco’s art by placing their heritage of iconic drawings in the spotlight.
These drawings were recreated into icons as gold statues in photographs inspired by Vlisco’s heritage and the women who wear Vlisco fabrics in a proud, almost regal way, as in royal portraiture.
art direction and styling: Maarten Spruyt, hair: Margot van Essen
“The process shows me something about my body or form and the end result is always a surprise. For Down, I used the same sized box and amount of clay as in Up, but dug downwards from the top. I don’t really plan how I’ll carry out the tasks that I set myself and I thought I might dig like a dog, but discovered my body doesn’t work like that: I had to sit in the hole I was making and scoop around myself, lowering myself feet first into this space. As I got deeper I found myself using rock climbing techniques to suspend myself inside the clay. The spiral formation emerged through the subconscious movement of working in a circular way. You can see all the impressions of my knees, feet, and elbows. I cast this form in plaster, it’s one of the most readily available materials, historically so linked to sculpture and it’s important to me that it’s organic and non-toxic. The object isn’t solid but still very heavy; it’s installed as if it defies gravity.”(artist statement)