Memory Foam

Memory Foam

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Inspired by the immortalized flesh of carved stone sculptures, photographer Laura Schaeffer transforms her model into a fixed figurine. Half doll-like and half statuesque, she appears with hands glued to the sides of her waist, infinitely outstretched or seemingly fixed to the floor by a trailing maroon mesh sleeve. Through eliminating dynamic movement in favour of static poses, the photographer turns transient moments into perpetual narratives. Essentially, employing her camera as a tool to freeze time. Schaeffer emphasises her desired stillness by combining the chiaroscuro effect of a classical Caravaggio painting with the x-ray effect of inverted circles to inject the simple beauty of her concept with an eerie eccentricity. Schaeffer may not be a sculptor, but she too has manipulated time. What was fleeting, is now eternal.

body  Y/PROJECT  skirt  ESCADA  tights  MAISON SOKSI  shoes  DRIES VAN NOTEN
dress  GIORGIO ARMANI  blazer  MIU MIU  tights  WOLFORD  shoes VINTAGE VIA  WOLFMICH

dress GIORGIO ARMANI blazer MIU MIU tights WOLFORD shoes VINTAGE VIA WOLFMICH

blazer  MIU MIU  tights  WOLFORD  shoes  VINTAGE  via  WOLFMICH

blazer MIU MIU tights WOLFORD shoes VINTAGE via WOLFMICH

body  Y/PROJECT  tights  MAISON SOKSI  shoes  LONGCHAMP

body Y/PROJECT tights MAISON SOKSI shoes LONGCHAMP

minidress  JACQUEMUS  blazer  DRIES VAN NOTEN  shoes  VINTAGE  via  WOLFMICH

minidress JACQUEMUS blazer DRIES VAN NOTEN shoes VINTAGE via WOLFMICH

body  Y/PROJECT  skirt  ESCADA  tights  MAISON SOKSI  shoes  DRIES VAN NOTEN
shirt  VINTAGE  shoes  DRIES VAN NOTEN

shirt VINTAGE shoes DRIES VAN NOTEN

bathing suit  DOLCE&GABBANA  skirt  VINTAGE

bathing suit DOLCE&GABBANA skirt VINTAGE

body  Y/PROJECT  tights  MAISON SOKSI  shoes  LONGCHAMP

body Y/PROJECT tights MAISON SOKSI shoes LONGCHAMP

 

photography LAURA SCHAEFFER
styling JOHANNA BOUVIER
hair and makeup MAX ARTEMIS
model EMELY MAY @ CASTINGBUEROWIEN
photography assistant JULIAN-LEE HARATHER

 
 

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