Draping and beyond

Matthew Stone‘s exquisite artworks were already discussed on this blog. His photographs featuring draped pieces along with nudes, shot in a Renaissence-esque spirit are definitely my favorites.

The British artist showed an extended exhibition at The Hole Gallery NY in 2011, standing for his personal manifesto –¬† Optimism As Cultural Rebellion and released a limited album gathering his photographs¬† together with Yuima Nakazato’s designs – The Body Beyond.

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Matthew Stone (an artist and a shaman) is probably best known for his “painfully beautiful photographic nudes”. Anyway, he has wonderful collaborations with avantgarde fashion magazines… I loved The Creator of Devotion in Vogue Hommes Japan, and I love this new editorial in i-D Magazine (#313, The Hedonist Issue).

I mean, Matthew Stone photography + Matthew Josephs styling = perfection

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i-D Summer 2011
Photography – Matthew Stone
Styling – Matthew Josephs
Set – David White
Make Up – Isamaya Ffrench
Models – Alek Wek @ Storm / Daniel Bamdad @ Elite Milano/ Korrel Kennedy and Theio Maddix @ Elite London