Sunday, February 14, 2010

Kimiko's Genius

In the words of Victor Mancici:

Brilliant isn't the right word...

But it's the first that comes to mind.

I am so blown away with the work of Kimiko Yoshida. Her self portraits are some of the most beautiful photography I've seen in a long time. What maximizes the beauty is the incorporation of cultures from all over the globe. Feather headdresses, beading, jewelery, all transcending gender, race and ethnic origins, she has transformed herself in each picture.

We have this upcoming brief in college, to design a poster for Templebar's Culture Week, and I am definitly gonna reference Kimiko's work, it really is beyond inspiring. My current thought palette is heading in the direction of Bjork/AlexanderMcQueen/NickKnight's Homogenic album artwork.

So much inspiration, hopefully it will lead to an great final piece.


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