Soft Criminal is a collaborative project between South African photographer Kristin-Lee Moolman, London-based (but born in Sierra Leone) stylist Ibrahim Kamara and designer Gareth Wrighton. Using a punk sensibility and a little bit of tongue-in-cheek humour it melds the worlds of fashion, photography and design into incredibly arresting images we can’t get enough of.
The work is currently on show at Red Hook Labs in Brooklyn, New York.
Richard Kovacs is an Hungarian photographer based in London, and a recent graduate of the London College of Fashion. We’re sharing images from his series, I Will See You In My Dreams, which captures the fashion scene in Lagos. Inspired by their unique sense of style, Kovacs has developed his own – shooting mostly at night with gels and coloured lighting to create something dreamlike, tactile and grainy. We love it!
Check out more of Kovacs’s work on his site here.
Hailun Ma is a Chinese photographer from Xinjiang, who now divides her time between New York and Shanghai. After studying fashion photography in New York, she was inspired to return to the place where she grew up to document the fashion and style of the local people – Uyghurs. The Uyghur are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnic group who live in East and Central Asia.
When you see their incredible use of colour and flamboyant dress sense, you’ll see exactly why taking photographs of them is something Hailun Ma just couldn’t turn down.
Take a look at more of Hailun Ma’s photography on her website here.
Alessandro Merlo is an Italian photographer living and working in London. We love his style, which brings together ‘queer’ identities, fashion photography and portraiture in a very unique way.
You can check out more of his work on his site over here.
Oleg Oprisco is a Ukrainian fine art photographer who blends fashion, portraiture and of course fine art photography to create a unique visual style that is so appealing. What sets him apart and makes his work extra interesting, is that he shoots on film. This means everything you see in these photographs had to be created the old fashioned way – no photo manipulation techniques and no chance to ‘fix it in post’!
What a great commitment to the art.
You can see more of Oprisco’s amazing work here.
Estelle Hanania is a French photographer who blurs the lines between fashion, fine art and documentary photography. She photographs ‘real people’, not models, which allows the relationships they have with each other to become part of her work.
We absolutely love it!
See more at her website here.
Fabrice Monteiro is a photographer working out of Dakar, Senegal. For this project, entitled: The Prophecy, he worked with a local costume designer, Doulsy, to create a set of fantastical images that imagine what the future of West Africa might look like. These images get even more interesting though, when you learn that they are inspired by local folklore and so intricately composed that they took two years to complete.
You can see more of Monteiro’s work here.