Midnight for Superior Magazine August 2012
Photography: Daniel Jung
Models: Alexandra Mathews & Daniel Ribiat
Hairstylist: Teal Druda
Makeup artist: Tegan Rice
Headpieces: Miss G Designs
These haunting, otherworldly images are by Selina Elkuch for SOME/THINGS. I like the desolate beauty, and their revelation of the Iceland coast shrouded in mists and crowned by towering, strange, dark, mysterious rock formations.
“Just as our bodies are carriers of our souls, our flesh has always been a carrier of strange or foreign objects.”
– Karissma Yve
Toru Kamei’s lush works are reminiscent of vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. His motifs are flowers with eyes, skulls, butterflies, and other creatures including bats and beetles. His masterful use of lighting and color brings a sumptuous glow to his illustration of death and decay. I love his juxtapositional imagery, such as the blossoms overflowing and spilling from the rib cage in almost obscene abundance, while strange, alien, seemingly sentient vegetation grows around it in the night, with its sense of still, mysterious hunger.