STRANGE BEAUTY: STILL ICONS AT MODERNISM GALLERY
Modernism Gallery is pleased to announce the release of Lindsay McCrum’s new book, Strange Beauty: Still Icons, and the accompanying exhibition.
This new photographic series examines contemporary representations of beauty linked to fashion, glamour, and celebrity. The photographs are styled and lit cinematically and have an erotic tension reminiscent of 70s European fashion photography. But the subjects in these photographs are not real. Rather, they are remarkably dolls — a few of iconic celebrities — dressed and posed dynamically much like human portraits and presented dreamlike, frozen in time and space as if in movie stills. The images capture the evocative and unsettling quality of these inanimate representations of actual beauty.
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