the BODY in ART…INSPIRATION

No, not body art.

There are no tattoos in this post…(I know! GASP! Shock horror!)

This mainly pictorial post looks at the body IN art.

Inspiration.

I came across these images as I was sourcing some image inspiration for my upcoming shoots (my first photo shoot is next week!)

Beautiful…

And then I came across these images from TheMagazine.Us. They look into the works of photographer Alex Brunet and how ‘rather than focusing on the beauty of the human body alone, Brunet juxtaposes each shot…with a true landscape or view of nature’.

Raw, intriguing, provocative, stimulating.

Take a look…

L-O-V-E this work.

True inspiration.

♥ Bec

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Get Ya Grunge On!

As my inspiration continues to grow and evolve, (so much so that my research journals are exploding!), it’s not surprising that the more I research, the more I find and want to share with all of you!

I simply adore the grungy aesthetic of the visual imagery I’ve sourced below. It’s rich, raw and unorthodox in its approach to presenting an image that is challenging to the eye.

In an era which is heavily influenced by the ‘ideal’ (whatever that is!?) body and its physical and psychological identity, I rather find inspiration in the other side of the fashion image which is true in emotion and expressive in its honest content…cue images below!

So, what are you waiting for? Get ya grunge on!

Enjoy!

♥ Bec

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MY MUSE: ALICE DELLAL

Ok, so…if you haven’t heard of this rad chick already, you’re about to get a sense as to why she is just so über hot! She seriously oozes everything that is provocative, grungy, edgy, unorthodox and utterly cool…she even has half of her head shaved to prove it!

Alice Dellal is a British model who was the face of Mango in 2008 and the body of the Agent Provocateur collection.

She is well known for this half-shaved head of hers and her punk/rock look and, she is also the muse for legendary photographer, Mario Testino.

In 2011, she was selected by Karl Lagerfeld to represent Chanel for the new ‘boy’ bag.

In her spare time, when she’s not parading down the runway with every bit of glamour she possesses, Alice is the percussionist for her band Thrush Metal.

She is my ideal muse for my media project because she encompasses everything that inspires me to want to be create. She is grungy, she is edgy, she redefines femininity and she pushes the boundaries on how to construct the self through psychological and physical means.

Her holy trinity of style is black, heavy metal and ballet and she is opposed to following trends with her reasoning being, ‘how can anyone get inspired if everyone’s doing the same thing?’.

With her edgy take on leather, accompanied by her more often than not, ripped fish net stockings, and completing the look with her grinder boots, this girl is just the epitome of everything I want to explore and more during the construction of my media project this year. She is unpredictable, she challenges conventions and she isn’t afraid to provoke the viewer to gain a reaction.

‘My style used to be a tame version of me and it’s getting more and more drastic, and is probably going to get really, really weird towards the end. Be afraid.’ – Alice Dellal.

Alice, if by ‘afraid’ you mean: hellishly excited, bouncing-out-of-my-seat-can’t-believe-I-found-you, so-happy-you’re-my-muse and can’t-wait-to-see-what-happens-next….then yes, I’m trembling in my boots, and you know what? I kinda like it!

Take a look at some pics of Alice below.

♥  Bec

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90s Grunge Inspiration

With my style and aesthetic encompassing everything that is PROVOCATIVE, I decided to look into 90s grunge. The theme works in really well with my desire to create an edgy, unorthodox and unconventional fashion magazine which focuses on the evolution of the self through art highlighting the desire of us as individuals, to constantly remake and recreate ourselves.

I have compiled a few inspiration images below which are reminiscent of this era. I feel that my muse will be in direct correlation to this 90s grunge sort of vibe as I sense a certain connectedness to this artistic flair and grungy attitude.

It’s about redefining what is beautiful in an age where image and identity is so often misleading with regards to the perception of ‘the ideal’.

If there is this ‘ideal’, what does he/she look like? And who decides on what this ‘ideal’ is?

Through examining the body as a CANVAS, new forms of image identity and the manufacture of personality are brought to the fore.

Say hello to some of my inspiration my beloved blog followers….

 

♥  Bec

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