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

Donell Gumiran - B&W Theme - Photo competition
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2020 BLACK & WHITE AWARD Deadline: 30 November 2020

Street photography, fashion, portrait, conceptual, landscape, documentary: regardless of genres, this month we want to celebrate all the beauty and wealth of black & white images and we encourage photographers working across all genres to share with us their best monochromatic work!⁠

Enter now and show us what you got!


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

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