Originating from Bratislava, Slovakia and currently residing in Vienna, Evelyn Bencicova transforms her visions into reality through her photographic series ‘Black and White Magic’.The 21-year old former model’s work is known for its haunting intensity that pays tribute to classical art while sending a deeper message about the fragility of the human condition.
In this series of images the models, some of them bandaged, are dressed in garments resembling hospital gowns, their bodies gracefully contorted into awkward positions on stretchers and crutches. Animal skulls hang from the walls of a cold aseptic backdrop, reminiscent of an abandoned sanitarium; all of this giving the viewer the impression of sickness and death.
Beginning her career as a fashion photographer, Bencicova felt the urge to dedicate her talent to spreading her ideas about society and humanity through her photography. Believing that the motivation and courage to change the world stems from discomfort she creates vignettes that are definitely far from comfortable to look at. However, they are eerily beautiful and acutely intriguing, and leave the viewer with many more questions than answers.
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Flower artist Duy Anh Nhan Duc has collaborated with photographer Isabelle Chapuis for two poetical series : “Dandelion” and “Etamine”. The first series of portraits pays tribute to dandelions through women’s portraits, full of finesse. The second one focuses on a man dressed up and masked by carnations’, anemones’, iris’ and chrysanthemum’s petals.
Broken Gloss story captured exclusively for Design Scene by the talented Belgrade based photographer Jovana Mladenovic features empowering creations by fashion designer Marko Ivkovic. Star of the session is model Tijana Krstic, while makeup was handled by makeup artist Zeljka Jankovic, scenography is work of Florijan Karh. Special thanks goes to Terrapnonica for allowing the team to capture the images on their mesmerizing location.
For this collection, the author was inspired by the concept of superstition and the effects of this belief on human mind. Special attention was dedicated to the phenomenon of broken mirror. The editorial symbolizes the inner battle with fears, human weakness and agony that was provoked by an irrational belief arising from ignorance or fear
For more of Jovana’s work log on to her Facebook page.