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Kalliope Amorphous

New York, NY
Member Since
Jan 2011
Kalliope Amorphous is a model and visual artist whose work explores conceptual self-portraiture as a catalyst for visualizing ideas of identity, gender, archetype and myth. Kalliope uses her own image as a prop to create the protagonists of her stories.

Kalliope is currently curating all things photographic, ethereal, haunting and bizarrely fashionable.
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Having successfully merged the roles of model and photographer into a career that gives me absolute creative freedom.
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Oh, dear. I would have to define it as the antithesis of what is defined as cool.
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I look for the unique, the strange, the undiscovered gems. I seek out artists and designers that are doing unique work.
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Being able to promote artists who are doing incredible work to a large audience as well as gathering inspiration from others galleries. There really are some gorgeous curations going on at Trend Hunter.
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Anything in the realm of visual arts.
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"Just one more cigarillo..."
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Ethereally Seductive Mixed Media
Ethereally Seductive Mixed Media
Chris Duffy Creates Expressive and Daring Feminine Portraits
Australian mixed media artist Chris Duffy creates colorful, sensual portraits of women using a variety of mediums including oils, acrylics, glitters, silver and gold leaf. These stunning portraits... MORE
Retro Carnival Couture
Retro Carnival Couture
Photographer Xi Sinsong Captures Chic Clown-Inspired Looks
Photographer Xi Sinsong has beautifully captured the mood of carnival days gone by with this enchanting editorial for Fashion Gone Rogue, taking the viewer on a magical journey through an ethereal and… MORE
Stunning Retro-Styled Photography
Stunning Retro-Styled Photography
Retro Atelier Creates Beautiful, Vintage-Inspired Masterpieces
Retro Atelier is a Ukraine-based collective that creates stunning conceptual photography inspired by days gone by. Its collection features a wide array of series from Art Nouveau-inspired images to unique… MORE
Greco-Roman Fashion Photography
Greco-Roman Fashion Photography
Dusan Jaukovic's 'Alter Native' Editorial Conjures up Raw Royalty
Fashion photographer Dusan Jaukovic blends primitive tribal beauty with high fashion opulence in his stunning editorial, aptly titled Alter Native. The precise and gorgeous styling by Jelena Malesevic… MORE
Wickedly Sultry Shoots
Wickedly Sultry Shoots
Magdalena Frackowiak's Blasphemous Photos for Dansk Autumn/Winter 2011
In this hauntingly sultry collection of images for Dansk Autumn/Winter 2011, model Magdalena Frackowiak conjures up an eerily beautiful mood in the editorial Something Wicked This Way Comes. Photographed… MORE
Living Art Installations
Living Art Installations
Ten31 Productions Provides Uses Humans as Canvases
Ten31 Productions has carved a stunning niche with their living art installations. Human sculptures, topiaries and statues are just some of the mesmerizing living works of art created by this unique design… MORE
Posthumous Celebrity Collections
Posthumous Celebrity Collections
The Last Fred Perry Amy Winehouse Collection Goes to a Good Cause
The final installment of the Fred Perry Amy Winehouse collections has been released. Winehouse, whose tragic death shocked the world last month, had designed three collections for the British sportswear… MORE
Unsettling Portraiture
Unsettling Portraiture
Petrina Hicks Creates Shocking Imagery
Alluring, sensual, disturbing and ghostly are just some of the words that come to mind while viewing the portfolio of stark, minimalist still life portraits by Australian photographer Petrina Hicks. These… MORE
High-Fashion Planking
High-Fashion Planking
The DIS Magazine Plank Girl Editorial is a Mix Between Memes and Couture
The DIS Magazine Plank Girl shoot shows David Toro bringing the world of planking to the world of fashion, merging Fall’s hottest fashion trends with an Internet phenomenon. A model wearing Missoni and… MORE
Haute Apocalyptic Ads
Haute Apocalyptic Ads
The Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011 Ad Campaign is Gorgeous
Sarah Burton, creative director for Alexander McQueen, fuses high drama and apocalyptic beauty in the Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2011 ad campaign. Raquel Zimmermann is the face of the campaign, featured… MORE
Hairless Cat Couture
Hairless Cat Couture
Sphynxwear Dresses Up Your Feline Friend
Sphynxwear has designed a line of clothing specifically tailored to the needs of the Sphynx cat. If you are a friend of a furless feline, you no longer have to try and coerce your kitty into designer doggie-wear.… MORE
Elaborate Ornamental Headpieces
Elaborate Ornamental Headpieces
Alessandro Mengozzi Makes Fashionista's Heads Beautiful
These stunning couture hat designs by Italian fashion designer Alessandro Mengozzi are mixed media works of art created from metal, cloth, fur, feathers and textiles. Mengozzi graduated from the Marangoni… MORE
Handmade Baroque Jewelry
Handmade Baroque Jewelry
Etsy Artisans Channel 18th-Century Accessories
This collection of Baroque-inspired creations from Etsy artisans is just a sampling of the inspirations independent jewelry designers are taking from the Baroque period. Elaborate filigree, aged bronzes… MORE
Romantically Gothic Perfumes
Romantically Gothic Perfumes
These Black Baccara Scents are Undeniably Alluring
Black Baccara perfumery makes handmade, artisan perfume oils in a variety of romantic, gothic and unusual themes. From the macabre and vampire-inspired (Nosferatu, Bathory) to the whimsical and curious… MORE
Sensual Watercolor Illustrations
Sensual Watercolor Illustrations
These Cate Parr Artworks are Elaborately Mystical
Los Angeles based artist Cate Parr creates beautiful watercolor fashion illustrations. Detailed, beautiful and colorful expressions are the hallmarks of this unique illustrator, who offers her illustrations… MORE
Raw Feminine Photography
Raw Feminine Photography
The Photography of Hugh Lippe is Minimalist and Dramatic
Photographer Hugh Lippe captures images that are beautiful and ethereal while revealing the raw, natural beauty of his portrait subjects. These portraits show minimal makeup, tousled hair and relaxed,… MORE
Wild Animal Runways
Wild Animal Runways
Haute Couture Spring 2011 Shows in Paris Get Wild
Designers such as Valentino, Dior, Givenchy and others took inspiration from the animal kingdom during last week's Haute Couture Spring 2011 shows. From Givenchy’s bison-inspired headdresses to Christian… MORE
Baroque Jewelry
Baroque Jewelry
Seraph and Splendor Accessories Redefine Decadence
Seattle’s Seraph and Splendor create handmade, one-of-a-kind and Baroque-inspired jewelry, art, home decor and purses. From jeweled fruits covered with sparkling gems to pillows with names like “Bathory”… MORE
Haunting Self-Portraits
Haunting Self-Portraits
This Conceptual Photography by Kalliope Amorphous is Introspective
This exploration of the conceptual self-portrait photograph by Kalliope Amorphous can be a catalyst for unraveling ideas of identity, gender, archetype and myth. These images range from interpretations… MORE
Delicate Feathered Headpieces
Delicate Feathered Headpieces
Carly Reynolds Designs Headdresses that are Unique and Intricate
Mata Hari’s Daughter (Carly Reynolds) of Oakland, CA, creates gorgeous, handmade headdresses with vintage flair and everyday functionality. All headdresses are created using vintage textiles and adornments.… MORE