Tuesday, 26 November, 18montrose hosted a preview for MA Fashion Image, showcasing the finest fashion image-makers graduating from MA Fashion Image, Central Saint Martins. Students from the Fashion Image pathway, comprising photographers and videographers, stylists and creative directors, showcased the fruits of their labour in a digital exhibition and the launch of 'THE PORTFOLIO', a published compilation of their work.
Get to know the young creatives: Daniela Benaim Benhamu, Marius Michel, Heather Glazzard, Nora Nord, Roni Ahn, Kiri Leight Zullo, Cvalda Xie, Jennifer Maria Lafer, Ottilie Landmark, Hoi Liu and Ethan Hart, who are rewriting fashion image.
The exhibition is running at 18montrose 6-8 Stable Street until 1 December 2019.
Daniela Benaim Benhamu
After leaving Caracas, Venezuela, Daniela began asking herself ‘where is my home?’ Inspired by female artists, she uses masks and dolls, made with second-hand clothes and found objects, to explore the relationship between space, body and self. This series looks at different connotations of ‘La Casa’ (the house, in Spanish). Sometimes an extension of the self, for others a prison, the home can be found in our own body, in nature – or far from our place of birth.
The New Warriors is an editorial project focusing on the embodiment of masculinity through youth culture and neo-tribalism. Taking inspiration from past, current and future subcultures, these fictional tribes explore the notion of identity, community and change among young men
Heather Glazzard & Nora Nord
Heather is a photographer from the North of England, while Nora is a photographer from Oslo, Norway. The camera’s role in the relationship was immediately established as an unspoken agreement between Heather and Nora, becoming a tool for building trust between the two photographers. The self-portraits made by the pair shift focus to the more performative elements of their relationship, while the images comment on the importance of style to masculine/feminine expressions.
The project looks at the varying spectrum of masculinity of Asian men, who are often under-represented and stereotyped in Western media. The definition of masculinity and what it means to be a man in today’s society (especially an Asian man living in the West) are explored through images and words.
Kiri Leigh Zullo
My project is an exploration of myth, folklore, and landscape in North Yorkshire. I have taken an anthropological approach with the collection of stories and sites through the use of ley lines. This has culminated in a body of work that investigates the interaction of landscape, fashion and human emotion in site-specific stories.
This project presents a speculative post-human world through the perspective of a post-humanist restaurant, revealing possible ways of operation for future food production and how the norms of the human body might be reinterpreted within the context of the development of a post-humanist world.
Jennifer Maria Lafer
The project explores alternative ways of visualising products through creating a multisensory experience, with a focus on e-commerce platforms. Specifically, it examines how fragrance and beauty products can be visualised through touch, sound, smell and vision.
Through a voyeuristic lesbian gaze, I observe and desire. A journey to explore, question and understand who I am as a photographer. My final major project reflects this search: it is a collection of conflicting dualities that go hand in hand.
My project is about 24 solar terms in Asian culture. With increasing globalisation, old oriental customs are disappearing in Asia. However, in western countries, people appreciate some Chinese customs more than ever. I want to tell people that there is something in our blood – some marks that our cultural background has left inside of us. Even when we are far, far away from our homeland.
This project reinterprets characters and stories from Irish mythology within the framework of modern society. The stories are told to every child growing up in Ireland and have been passed down by word-of-mouth throughout Irish history, their content and meaning subject to the will of the storyteller. By interpreting these stories through photography, I am offering my take on their content, collaborating with various stylists, set designers, models, makeup artists, friends and family to repaint a picture of Irish mythology through a modern lens.