22.8.10

PLACENTA IS THE NEW BLACK


Photographer Pinar Yolacan's collection of photographs 'Maria" includes 22 images of women from the island of Itaparica, Bahia (off Brazil). Pinar made the clothing from cloth and animal placenta (which you might not even notice at first glance). **I'm not going to go into Pinar's inspiration for this piece but if you are interested you can read an interview with her here.
Ever since first stumbling upon the extremely disturbing photographs of Joel-Peter Witkin as a youth I've been enthralled by the idea that one can be made to feel physically ill when looking at a photograph (and i don't mean gruesome war-time photos). Pinar's photos are not in the same style as Witkins but they do evoke a similar eeriness and discomfort.



Below are some photos from an old Vice Magazine of designer Dominic Jones (of the fingernail gloves) sea-creations. Similar matierals. Such different results. Pinar's photography or glossy magazine editorial? Which do you prefer?
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via myloveforyou and twolia.com/blogs/teacups-and-couture/

10 comments:

elatsyrk said...

Totally creepy, but amazing at once. The first group of pictures are more disturbing than the latter. That's for sure.

Agn├Ęs et Matilde said...

fist one!, according to me placentas are more integrated in clothes,
there's a real research in the creation-

Let's Bolt said...

The photos by Yolacan are so beautiful. They look like paintings. How did you discover them?

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

the first series is so powerful.


xxmerissa
merbri.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

WHY'S IT GOTTA BE THE NEW 'BLACK'?? JUST CUZ THESE LADIES IS BLACK. YOU RACIST WHITE CUNT!

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Very interesting and beautiful!
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Fashion Serial Killer said...

HAHAHAHh that last comment is killing me.. jeeeez!

Diana & Rahwa said...

I was just in the new swedish photographic museum and saw a collection of Joel-Peter Witkins photos, some of them were nauseating but they were very intresting thou. I got somehow intrested in why he made these controversial photos. I liked the way every photo made me think!

Aly Fox said...

The first series was in Gastronomica awhile back (i think Spring '09). It is the journal of food and culture and a great volume to have at any time. They often have "food art" in the journal, and this was definitely one the most memorable pieces of the past two years. The second one, meh. Seafood isn't as gripping as mammal-food; nor is it even considered "meat" by some vegetarians. Therefore, its like food- arts and crafts rather than art.

Anonymous said...

Fucking racist ass white bitch!!!