Paco Pergin's images are throughout the book, and every time I see one I am amazed. I have picked these three images from his website and the book because they follow the simplicity of Werner's, in regards to the background. The grey means you only focus on the models and the strange hair and make up. I like how the light is quite flat and from the side, with no harsh shadows and highlights on the face. I also really like how the models appear nude and how the crop is tight on the butterfly one. Seeing how the photograph is produced, gives me the idea of how to make images that do visually work well with all the elements I plan to have going on in them.
I chose Eric Whites illustration because it is something really interesting and quirky. The way the hair has been drawn is incredible, with the detail on it, looking like the light of the starlet portraits. With the other heads coming out at the bottom it gives you so much to take in and look at. Who are these women, and why can't I see their faces? The colours reflect vintage hand toning, which I really like and can take inspiration from for this project.
|Levi van Veluw|
Levi van Veluw's work is slightly strange. I think it is a little hard to look at, as the hair is wet and sculptured around the face. Again a neutral background has been used, so all your attention goes to the strange hair sculptures. I love how these have been made, and how much effort has gone into them. The hair begins to look very natural and earthy, like tree roots. I also love the focus on the second one.
Going back to looking at knitted beards, Vik Prjonsdottir is an icelandic company that sells them. Featured in the book there are several beards, and balaclavas with moustaches and beards. I think this shows how knitted product can have a high end market, and the work I am making could be product shots for something like this, or my own knitwear. Again the image is very simple, with the white background and floor so you are concentrating on the men.
These images by Julian Wolkenstein are so quirky and interesting, questioning our perception of hair and beauty. I think the horses look great, they look like paintings, and formal ones at that. I love the light hitting the left of the horses head, slightly illuminating it. The hair looks immaculate. I think this goes to show I can produce something that is a bit off, as long as I do it well.