There is an eccentrically erotic nature to the Refinement and Vulgarity photo series that makes it both captivating and confusing. The confusing part comes into play when you try to figure out exactly how you feel about each image and the series overall. It encourages you to step into a dream state in which strange occurrences and sightings are the norm, feeding your creative and imaginative self.
Shot by New York-based photography duo 'formento+formento,' the Refinement and Vulgarity photo series offers an explosion of sensual, surreal and vibrant aspects in order to assault your senses. By doing so, it really puts into question the meaning behind the concepts of refinement and vulgarity. Perhaps the two are in reality interchangeable?
The Refinement and Vulgarity photo series was styled by Phil Gomez with hair by Kimberly Bordeux and makeup by Avery Carrig.
The 'Refinement and Vulgarity' Series Puts You into a Dream State
1. Eccentric Eroticism - Exploring the combination of unconventional and sensual elements in art and media, opening up opportunities for boundary-pushing artistic expression.
2. Dream State Photography - Using surreal and captivating imagery to transport viewers into a realm of imagination and creative inspiration, creating new possibilities for storytelling and visual communication.
3. Conceptual Ambiguity - Challenging traditional definitions and societal norms surrounding refinement and vulgarity, paving the way for thought-provoking discussions and fresh perspectives on human expression and aesthetics.
1. Art and Photography - Providing a platform for artists and photographers to push the boundaries of traditional art and explore new ways of evoking emotions and stimulating conversations through their work.
2. Fashion and Beauty - Inspiring fashion designers, stylists, and makeup artists to embrace unconventional and boundary-pushing concepts, enabling them to create unique and avant-garde looks that challenge societal standards of beauty.
3. Media and Advertising - Presenting an opportunity for media creators and advertisers to tap into the power of surreal imagery and unconventional narratives, captivating audiences and leaving a lasting impact through innovative and thought-provoking content.