Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Russian Bridesmaid


Russian Bridesmaid, originally uploaded by jamieshelman.

Lara Match

Me photographing Tom's latest fashion portraits! I've been updating Tom's website with his latest work! Check it out here
The top one reminds me of the Nabokov short story The Russian Beauty (such tragic elegance!) And I love the little detail of the red tipped match in the second portrait of Lara. I always love the abstract play of shape and color in Tom's work, especially in these latest portraits which are so delicate in touch and so refined in their mastery of narrative and form. The shape of the hair or the way a color, such as that wash of black, can anchor and yet float the figure off the page is as telling as the recognition of the face itself.

4 comments:

Rolfe Bautista said...

Hello I love the blog :D Keep it up and I cant wait to see more!!!
~Rolfe :D

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Oh, he's just brilliant!
Char

cindy : quaint said...

i love the top one for the reason you mentioned. you guys are so talented. your children's book is going to be cool.

Kara Witham said...

I love the treatment of the eyes in the bottom portrait. I also like how the dark mass of the jacket is a lovely contrast to the light softness of her hair.