The future of fashion is here and now. It's young, it's fun, it's dreamy. Wow! As LCF's MA Fashion Photography students exhibit at Victoria House, we take a look behind their lenses at the future of fashion photography.
Describe yourself in 5 words.
Angry, Russian, meticulous, ambitious, resourceful.
Describe your aesthetic in 5 words.
Nostalgic, experimental, imperfect, obsolete, evolving.
What is the story behind your graduate work?
It began as a fairly narrow-minded approach on my part towards the concept of the shock factor and 'sex sells' as a selling technique and developed into a much more disillusioned exploration of the sexualisation of the fashion industry. My research took me from one end of the spectrum to the other, I spoke to photographers, artists, strippers and porn stars. It has encouraged me to consider the line between fashion photography and erotic photography and to examine to what extent these lines have become blurred and exploited and whether there will be any long term effects.
Do you have a muse, if so who and why?
Yeah I do. She’s a pot smoking Essex girl who is completely the opposite to me. She is always there to listen and show me conspiracy videos.
Who would be your dream person to photograph?
Who are your favourite photographers of all time?
Helmut Newton is a firm favourite. People Like Miroslav Tichy and John Stezaker inspire me to try and be less conventional and more creative. Robert Mapplethorpe and Nobuyoshi Araki allowed me to view sexuality through an artistic lens.
Where would you like to be in five years time?
I would like to maintain the same level of creative freedom I have now still working in film and experimenting. More time to watch Jeremy Kyle would be good.