I recently stumbled across the powerful works of this 39 year old Dutch photographer and feel like it somehow compliments my previous post.
Having note worthy oeuvres both in the fashion and museum/gallery spheres with clients like Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton, and editorial offerings in publications such as Another Magazine, I-D, Purple, Fantastik Man, Wallpaper, and french Vogue (to name a few), this work (again) is of the type which reaches out beyond the niche demographic in its immediate circumference. A quality I enjoy very much in the creative world.
Sassen spent her early years living in Kenya with her Father and struggled to find a place for herself when her family moved back to Amsterdam. This is why a great deal of her photography is focused in Africa, in an interview she expressed that ‘coming back to Africa always fills me with joy and melancholy. it feels like coming home, but at the same time I will never fully be part of it too.
This womans approach to photography is half documentary (taking impulsive snap-shots of things she finds beautiful) and half are constructed, working closely with her team and the subject of the photograph assembling the image allowing the subjects to realize the images through their natural actions, ideas and body poses.
She's also shot for Danish menswear label 'Our Legacy', which we will be stocking at our physical shop Héritage as of Spring 2012.
I was introduced to this man's work in the midst of an informal dinner some time last year. Weeks later I wrote my friend who'd brought him up asking her to identify this photographer who's work I'd instinctively filed in my mental "inspirations" folder.
Carl Kleiner's compositions conjure an artistic approach which I find not only rare but also admirable in this day and age. Creating clever imagery and photography which is easy for an outsider to enjoy and understand, yet has depth, technique and vision which touches connoisseurs alike. At complete ease inside the studio or out on one of many locations covered in the "diary" section of his website, style here does not find it's consistency within the shapes, colours or textures, but rather in an underlying (and almost intangible) personal touch and brilliance which is eminent in every frame.
I highly recommend spending time on his website browsing the vast cataloguing of his talent as what I've posted below is limited to 'on location' photography for visual cohesivness and only summons a small fraction of the directions this imagists undertakes.
... As a footnote, it should be said that he's shot many campaigns with Swedish womenswear label Minimarket which we have the pleasure to be stocking as of Spring Summer 2012.
These looks were put together by and shot on the lovely people who work at our shop Héritage. While Leticia (short hair) and Paula are modeling the new arrivals, Taylor here, is a guest of honour. He's been touring non stop with his band BRAIDS lately (who you should look up if you don't already know about) and was kind enough to take a moment to come play dress up with us last night... Paula and him make for the most handsome couple you could ask for. A special thanks goes out to Patric, another of our shop keepers, for help with styling and overall pleasantness.
Should you find yourself between a rock and a hard place this fall, our womens footwear department is sure to prevent you from getting cold feet.
From left to right; YMC, ilse Jacobsen, Rachel Comey, Fillipa K
Available only in store at Héritage 4357 Blvd. St-Laurent, Montreal
OG founder Jonah Leslie was recently shot at the headquarters for Nightlife magazine's 'Habitat Créatif' series
Montréal friends can look for it on news stands all summer.
Photos: Maxyme G. Delisle
OG has always offered a mix of new and second hand merchandise, only this spring we're putting an accent on designer vintage, and accessories that match the look. (YSL, Ralph Lauren, Casio, Burberry, Satchi, Timberland, Benetton and more). The OG edition Oxford shoes shown below come in Black from men, and brown or white for women. All this and much more coming to the shop April 2010....
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