In­ter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­pher, vis­ual sto­ry­teller, noted Harper’s BAZAAR col­lab­o­ra­tor

Harper's Bazaar (Singapore) - - THE CULTURE -

VIS­UAL AES­THETIC My artis­tic di­rec­tion is hard to de­scribe, as I shoot what is in my heart and mind at the time. I sup­pose it is var­ied; I like to blur the lines of fash­ion and art. I feel like my best pic­tures ex­press some form of emo­tion—be it de­rived from what the sub­ject is do­ing or en­gag­ing with the en­vi­ron­ment—and cap­ture the free­dom of that ex­pe­ri­ence.

CREATIVE SPARKS In­spi­ra­tion can be found in the lit­tle things—a beam of light, an un­usual model, a new stylist, my wife, my dad, my niece.You just need to keep your eyes open to the beauty of ev­ery­thing around you.

FASH­ION IN­FLU­ENCES Fash­ion is at the core of my work.What in­spires me is when de­sign­ers put their heart on the line to cre­ate in­cred­i­ble shapes, bold colours rs or un­usual tex­tures. It can even spark a new pho­to­graphic phic move­ment in my head. I find that some­times fash­ion n has a bad rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing friv­o­lous. But at its essence, fash­ion hion is the art that pro­vides us with the most com­pre­hen­sive nsive bea­con of so­cial is­sues. It’s the way we vis­ually com­mu­ni­cate icate to our com­mu­nity about who we are.

GRAPHIC CON­TENT The con­cept of “graphic” can mean two things: First, a strongly com­posed in­ter­ac­tion on of el­e­ments—it can be a pose, clothes, or even the model—and —and sec­ondly, some­thing that may of­fend you if you look at it.

SUM­MER LOV­ING When I think of spring/sum­mer, mer, I think about old Ital­ian fam­ily por­traits, blocks of colour lour against neu­tral tones, R-rated films from the ’70s, any­thing hing Si­cil­ian and the play­wright Ber­told Brecht. I also like that the sea­son usu­ally comes pack­aged with hol­i­days and more time with fam­ily. I love the longer days, so it doesn’t feel eel as if my day be­gins and ends with work. ■

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The pho­tog­ra­pher’s abil­ity to cre­ate vis­ual poetry with light and shapes in­jects fresh per­spec­tives into the pages of Harper’s BAZAAR Sin­ga­pore

Ge­orges An­toni

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