The Enrico Nagel Secret Garden Series is Surreal

By: Shiori Mine - Published: Aug 12, 2012 • References: enriconagel and trendland
Blending the world of fashion and art, the Enrico Nagel Secret Garden series features some peculiar beheaded beauties. Transforming editorials by swapping seductive pouts with sensual flowers, this German artist creates captivating surreal portraits.

Nagel uses a collage technique with glossy magazine spreads to fabricate his eerie and hauntingly beautiful images. His experimental portraits seek to question the idealized nature and stylized beauty that is synonymous with the fashion industry. The controversial topic of air-brushing and post-production editing continues to loom in the magazine business. The unexpected flowers bursting out of these couture-clad fashion models is certainly striking.

Born in Berlin, Germany, Nagel demonstrates a strong focus on portrait compositions and editorial photography. The Enrico Nagel Secret Garden series brings nature back into an industry criticized for its cold and synthetic aesthetics.