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Trend: Expressive Storytelling

Expressive Storytelling

Portraiture represents more than a moment- it’s the culmination of a mood, an outfit, a setting and a style. When it’s journalistic, the meaning’s more obvious, but when posed, the message is abstract. Merging paint with portraiture, Boo Ritson, of London paints her subjects as sculptures, then photographs them as stills, capturing a surreal interpretation of reality. The beauty and fashion worlds have been doing the same to a lesser degree. These examples trace the evolution of painterly portraits, revealing a detached reality and imperfect narrative. It’s more interesting, isn’t it?

1. Gareth Cadwallader, Mudpac
2. LOVE Magazine
3. LOVE Magazine
4. Mario Testino & Kate Moss
5. Boo Ritson
6. Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, LOVE Magazine


Tracking Repetitive + Awesome.
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