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.
Andrew Millar is a London-based photographer who explores instant film techniques with Polaroid cameras. The results are these soft, ghostly, dreamlike collages.
Katie Rose Pipkin’s detailed and highly stylized drawings evoke a haunting atmosphere of personal emotion and mystic symbolism.
These images are from Burial Ground‘s lookbook for “Way of the Mystic,” a jewelry collection inspired by “occultism, magic, spirituality, and a deep nostalgia for old New England.” Also check out Burial Ground on Instagram.
One of my favorite online clothing stores right now is Bulgaria-based DEMOBAZA. Raw, gauzy, tattered, asymmetrical knits dominate this unique, futuristic label. With unconventional shapes, various textures, cutouts galore, exposed seams, arm warmers, cowls, and hoods, it brings to mind the image of a fierce yet pixielike urban nomad. I would describe its aesthetic as haute cyberpunk. I love the unusual silhouettes which lend themselves so much to draping and layering.