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With the absence of Photoshop and re-touching, British photographer Flyn Vibert creates a phantasmal mood in his work. Instagram and photo filters are easily recognizable these days, and Vibert sets himself apart making handmade filters in conjunction with re-lighting and re-shooting for the final effect. His main narratives follow themes of illusion and hallucination along with ancient, while his work contradicts this combination with raw elements of reality.
For a look that can easily be described as macabre and melancholy, Vilbert’s handmade filters use milk, coffee and sugar for the final effect, making an alternative in fashion editorials that are usually glossy and rely on airbrushing—Vilbert is pushing in the other direction.
This emerging take on photography is being dubbed “poorer photography,” meaning “no Photoshop, no retouching, no darkroom manipulation, just photography.” This style is easily recognizable for its raw elements and apocalyptic take on fashion.