fashion photography, luscious and surreal images, unrealistic pictures from Sois Belle by Annelie Vandendael

Annelie Vandendael Sois Belle II

‘Sois Belle II’ pushes further the previously developed reaction towards the world of Fashion Photography as depicted in ‘Sois belle I’:

Look once — then look again. These luscious, surreal images challenge the unrealistic standards of perfection set by fashion photography, provoking playfulness rather than airbrushed beauty.

“These photos are my reaction towards the standards of Fashion Photography. Nowadays, it is no longer clear whether we are looking at “real” images or fake ones; either way, they are manipulated and photo-shopped. Torsos are lengthened, waists thinned, collarbones made cavernous and landscapes brightened. As for me, I’m much more interested in representing real people, with all of their imperfections.”

— Annelie Vandendael

Monthly Photo Contest

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THEME: STREET PHOTOGRAPHY Deadline: 30 September 2020

"It’s not the streets, it’s where the streets lead you that’s important." - Bruce Davidson

Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation.

Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!


1st Prize: $1000 · 2nd Prize: $600 · 3rd Prize: $400

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