Lovely and talented fashion photographer, Belle Montanez joins Davide Ge Studio to capture the essence of the man behind the camera. Belle’s work is known for its organic and delicate quality, and this time she photographs Davide Ge, revealing a balance between femininity and masculinity.
“Working with Belle is always fun and inspiring. She has great aesthetic sensibility. I felt very comfortable being photographed by her.” ⎯ Davide Ge
Davide Ge starts an exploration of low-quality digital imagery with his new project, Ge-cam. This project is meant to study the perspective shift of beauty and art with the integration of media and technology in the digital era. Ge-cam explores Internet visual communication and social media, and their use as methods of self-expression, digital art curation, self-promotion, and fashion and beauty documentation. Focusing on webcam self-portraits, fashion fetish, YouTube tutorials, social networks, and techno-gadgets, Davide Ge decides to bring attention to the boundaries of art, the accessibility of fame, and the redefinition of privacy. Ge-cam will be constructed with a series of photo-shoots directed by Davide Ge, which will be done via webcam or FaceTime.
Davide Ge travels back in history to study the infamous Salem Witch Trials. This still life is the portal to the beginning of Kill The Witch, a project that is meant to explore the negative impact of organized religion, using as a point of reference the witch hearings and prosecutions that happened during 1692.
Puerto Rican jewelry designer, Fabian De La Fuentes, has done it again with his Fall/Winter 2012 Menswear collection. As always, the designer has made a huge statement, which this time seems to be related with regicide. The handcrafted pieces are white, black, silver and red crowns, with an exaggeration of the thorns and a reduction in their numbers. The pieces create a very interesting dialogue between religion and minorities in modern society. In contrast with Jesus Christ’s crown, Fabian De La Fuentes creates a crown that now contains less thorns, while expanding their length. Think of the expansion of time and the integration of media, weapons, etcetera, and how these can be used for and against certain groups of society.
Davide Ge photographs himself for a commentary on religion and sexuality. Inspired by Catholic saint imagery and symbolism, Ge starts an exploration of iconography in art history.
“I’m absolutely fascinated by the contribution of art to our history, and the way it has documented society, religion and human behavior with the use of symbolism. I am starting to explore these elements in my current projects.” ⎯ Davide Ge
House Of Style!!! Today is the premiere of MTV’s House Of Style. Well… technically the show initially started on January 1989, with the idea of giving an insight to the supermodel world. From all the castings to all the make-up and all the fashion shows, HOS followed the models in their busy schedule. The show was originally hosted by Cindy Crawford, and it is now coming back with no less than Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss.
It is exciting to see these two gorgeous women being part of a fresh start of HOS, talking about their personal experiences in the fashion industry, and sharing fun stories about their life before the spotlight.
Check out the revival of the show! Do you think it can keep up with the classical House Of Style?
There is something very inspiring about old photographs. It’s something about how genuine they seem, how honest the subject’s expressions are. I get this sort of nostalgia when I look at them, especially my family oldies. The way beauty seems to remain forever, the happiness, the youth, almost intact… it’s a beautiful thing!
Looking at old family photographs brings me to this moment of realization. It makes me think about the beautiful, yet tragic unexpectedness of life. It reminds me of who I am, and who I am not. Makes me think of genes and shit, and the pretty mind-blowing way it all works.
Then I think again about how honest these art pieces are! They didn’t have the chance to look at the photograph after taking it, and they certainly did not have as much space or the gigabytes we have today to keep trying and have as many options as possible. They just guessed.
Do you ever think about how trippy it is to look at photographs that are older than you, and think that you weren’t even born? You weren’t alive!! …and all these people you’re looking at are completely ignorant of the fact that you may be looking at them in the future. They don’t know about you, they don’t feel you, they don’t love you.
“But now isn’t simply now. Now is also a cold reminder: one whole day later than yesterday, one year later than last year. Every now is labeled with its date, rendering all past nows obsolete, until — later of sooner — perhaps — no, not perhaps — quite certainly: it will come.” - Christopher Isherwood, A Single Man
Bare legs and shiny, solid colors inspired by the underwater life. This is the look for Mugler Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection, which concentrates in super sharp tailoring and cuts that reveal the body underneath.
I think the collection is gorgeous, and can definitely see myself wearing some of these pieces.