Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mixed Media: Amber Isabel

Amber Isabel is a former assistant to photographer Erwin Orlaf, who I just love! She is of Dutch origin and a graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague. This photo series is titled "The things you put into your head are there forever". While her subjects exude beauty, they are also shot to depict the agony of conforming to social costumes. The story she tells begins with resistance to society's suppression of raw individualism and ends with surrender to homogeneity.

As with most minimalist forms of art expression I always have a hard time connecting to the symbolic intent, but Isabel's pictures do say something more than pretty and clean. Her style is quite interesting and I think she's a talent worth looking out for.

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