Old Worlds Looking at New
PrizeHonorable Mention in Photography
Design TeamPHOTOGRAPHER -CONCEPT- ART DIRECTION AND PRODUCTION: 2b+photo, STYLIST: Carla Vanderhorst, FASHION DESIGNER: Narces, JEWELRY: Lao Feng Xiang
The observing models expressions range from curiously, to awe to anger. They are a reflection of the mixed reactions the confident woman receives, and the societal constraints placed upon her. Setting his editorial in Renaissance times, 2b+photo eludes to how throughout history society has always been shocked by both the confident woman and latest in womenswear. In the last scene of the editorial, 2b+photo places the Renaissance men in an oil painting. Once they are put in their static place, we see that the once provocative woman only exemplifies beauty, glamour and strength.
Bio 2b+photo (Tobias Meier) specializes in storytelling photography for fashion and advertising. 2b+photo makes conceptual photography, with many intricacies to draw the viewer in. He carefully combines complex sets, backdrops and visual effects for contemporary photography with a surrealist and pop-art feel. His work is detailed and colorful, communicating brand aesthetics through highly stylized photography.