All posts tagged: collection

Secret Versailles by Robert Polidori

Born in Montreal in 1951, Robert Polidori is one of the world’s most acclaimed photographers of human habitats and environment. Robert Polidori moved to the United States as a child and began his career in avant-garde film, assisting Jonas Mekas at the Anthology Film Archives in New York, an experience that shaped his approach to photography. While living in Paris in the early 1980s, he began exploring the restoration of the interiors of Versailles, and has continued over a 30 year period to photograph the ongoing changes. He then returned to New York in 1997 with a show of twelve photographs from the Versailles series at Robert Miller Gallery. These series of photographs surveys the concept of historical revisionism as seen through the practice of restoration of historical landmarks. Creating large-format color film photographs, Robert Polidori’s images record a visual citation of both past history and the present times within the confines of a single frame. He captures the vestiges that evoke the essence of each setting and its particular meaning. The Versailles series introduce …

The splendour and misery of Havana by Michael Eastman

In his collection “Havana”, photographer Michael Eastman dives into the past splendor of Cuba’s capital that seem to be almost forgotten by the world. Endowed with a poetic look, Michael Eastman explores the crumbling interiors and exteriors of Havana with a touch of melancholy, adding vivid colors to create a magical and dream-like atmosphere. These colored photographs capture contemporary cuban spirit through suggestions of every day life. Decrepit buildings hide refined interiors still beautifully furnished. It gives the impression of being in the american drama movie “The Lost City” directed by Andy Garcia in 2005 with Inès Sastre and Bill Murray. This haunting homage to Havana provides an overview on the faded glory of the city. Through Michael Eastman’s explorations of architectural cuban form, this mysterious narrative about time and place is an admirable tribute to Havana. More about Michael Eastman :

Fashion Sculpture with Georgia Hardinge

Born in London, Georgia Hardinge shows a truely international background and a one-of-a-kind fascination for fashion design.  Georgia launched her London-based label in 2010 and begun to build her identity as a sculptural designer. Indeed, her inspiration comes from architectural shapes. Even if her collections do reveal a marked -and sometimes experimental- sculptural style, Georgia produces flattering yet very wearable pieces. Training at Parsons School of Art and design in Paris, Georgia won acclaim by receiving the best designer award for her graduate collection. Few years later, Georgia’s Autumn Winter 2011 won the “Merit Award’” with her first stand-alone runway show at Fashion Scout. Since then she has continued to shine with celebrated collaborations including bespoke outfits for the Victoria Secret fashion show with sponsorship from Swarovski, and designing a limited edition Lancôme bottle exclusively sold in Selfridges. The label has seen its second successful collaboration with the high street: Georgia Hardinge for River Island. Her film for River Island has been rewarded as “best fashion film” at Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Sponsorship from the Center for Fashion Enterprise as a participant in their highly sought after Pioneer …