Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The Pictoric Fashion: Miss Aniela

Fashion is one of those fields that are in the center of the debate on whether it should be considered an Art or not. Design, Advertising, Landscaping, etc. are other examples of this debate. The trend now is to finally recognize Fashion and other commercial disciplines as forms of arts. Proof of this are the various exhibitions that world class institutions have hosted, like the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York or the Jean Paul Gaultier's at Le Musée des Beaux Arts de Montréal.

At the center of this hurricane, photographers are the keystone holding up the massive weight of fashion creation and its subsequent commercial exposure. The Art of creating images for this industry has evolved to very refined and even baroque levels of craft and techniques and the list of amazing photographers within its ranks is immense. However, I found the work of Natalie Dybisz a.k.a Miss Aniela, standing out of the ocean of images with a delicate yet bold language that borderlines with surrealism and maximalism.

In my opinion this is the result of a very refined intuition towards esthetic values and norms: Mixing the opulence of the French Courts and English Naturalism with the current industry standards and taking it to a whole new level of contextualization and detail. That intuition could be explained by the fact that Miss Aniela is a self-taught photographer and her work seems to be freed of the academic rigor. There is, however, a classic pictoric quality to her work that relays a theme or a story and serves her with high impact visuals, sophisticated ambiance and a way to deliver a concept and a message. Her characters seem to be immersed in the worlds she fabricates for them more than just posing for a portrait and this makes it almost anecdotic and reachable. For your surreal and most fashionable eyes: The Art of Miss Aniela

(All Images and Videos used with permission of the artist) 
Images: © Miss Aniela

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