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Illusionary Escapism

Fashion continues to suspend reality and now gravity as well

Implications - Fashion is more up in the air than ever and surrealist, fantasy imagery is appealing to those looking to escape tedium and fly free. In the fashion industry, weight has always been an issue, but editorials and advertisements that feature seemingly weightless, floating and flying models are gaining popularity.
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Featured Examples

Underwater Tea Parties
Underwater Tea Parties
Alice in Wonderland Goes Under the Sea in Elena Kalis' Photos
There is currently a lot of hype concerning the new Tim Burton ‘Alice in Wonderland’ remake and the world of photography has taken note. Photographer Elena Kalis has channeled the mysticism and intrigue… MORE
Underwater Stages
Underwater Stages
Phoebe Rudomino Brings Underwater Fashiontography Subjects Below the Surface
Taking fashion photos above the surface didn't cut it for Phoebe Rudomino; this innovative photographer specializing in underwater fashion photography. Using her "Underwater Stage" as a backdrop, Phoebe… MORE
Flighty Floatography
Flighty Floatography
Angus Rowe Macpherson's Storytelling is a Soaring Feat
With our own photographic expeditions (thanks, affordable digital cameras) it’s sometimes easy to forget just how creative this medium is, but Angus Rowe MacPherson is here to remind you. With an amazing… MORE
Aquatic High Heels
Aquatic High Heels
Ruud Baan Has His Models Pose In Stilettos Underwater
Ruud Baan's underwater photography submerges viewers into a captivating, whimsical world of nymph-like women. Baan had the women jump into pools of water decked out in high fashion bathing-suit style… MORE
Flying Fashion
Flying Fashion
Marithe + Francois Girbaud Invites You to Act Live
Marithé + François Girbaud released a visually stunning ad campaign for their Fall/Winter 2009-2010 Act Live collection. Set to a black background, the ads feature the models flying high with Photoshopped… MORE
30 Floating Photoshoots
30 Floating Photoshoots
From Emma Watson 'Flying' in Bazaar to Super Model Floatography
Emma Watson starred in a bewitching spread for Harper's Bazaar last year in which she appeared to be flying, but the floating photography movement began long before, and continues on today as people find… MORE
play_circle_filled Gravity-Defying Editorials
Gravity-Defying Editorials
'Geometry of Mind' for Pastaiga Magazine is Stellar
This 'Geometry of Mind' editorial shot by Nils Vilnis for Pastaiga Magazine posits how necessary gravity really is for quality fashion photography. From the looks of the gallery above, I don't miss gravity… MORE
Floating Lake Photography
Floating Lake Photography
Ilona Olkonen Photo Shoot Captures the Best of Summer Fun
I love this lakeside Ilona Olkonen photo shoot. It combines underwater photography, a sun-drenched location and a carefree vibe. It's everything summer is all about. We've seen a number of pictorials… MORE
Floating Models
Floating Models
Sophie Vlaming Sprawls for 'When Darkness Falls' in Elle UK
Karen Collins' most recent editorial “When Darkness Falls” has gorgeous model Sophie Vlaming covered in lace and chiffon, sprawling amid a sea of black. Published in Elle UK, the girl is draped in sheer… MORE
play_circle_filled Flying Fashion Campaigns
Flying Fashion Campaigns
Jumping LASC Ads by Bradford Rogne
Mid-air photography seems to be the hottest thing in fashion campaigns these days. We’ve seen model Jamie Jewitt jump up and down for Acne Underwear S/S 09, Gisele as a prancing Ostrich in W Magazine,… MORE
Suspended Self-Portraits
Suspended Self-Portraits
Obscure Specializes in Body Mod Photography
This first image is what is known as an “assisted self-portrait,” and is unlike any other self-portrait I have ever seen. I can see how it may not be entirely possible to have taken this shot on your own.… MORE
OctoMermaid Illustrations
OctoMermaid Illustrations
Diamante Murru's 'Abyss' Features Floating Females
Diamante Murru’s gallery ‘Abyss’ features four women seemingly submerged under water and depicts each one in a diferent scene. Each illustration contains a tentacle-like extremity coming from or attached… MORE

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