Beauty Papers Issue Five “Vanity”
Beauty Papers goes beyond the looking glass to explode the subject of vanity.
From the political to the cultural respectively, Anna-Marie Solowij and Francesca Gavin raise questions about our perceptions of vanity in both the modern and the historical world.
Conversations and comment in the form of exclusive interviews that include; hair visionary Bob Recine, style icon and entrepreneur Michèle Lamy, the Berlin-based gender futurists Eva and Adele. Through the ethereal words of hair artist Julien D’ys in his piece ‘Stream of Comme-sciousness’ we glimpse his creative world and thoughts on the schizophrenic duality of vanity.
Beauty Papers dialogue between artists is always as much a visual conversation as it is a spoken or written one and in this issue the photographic collaborations explore the many facets and subtleties of vanity and narcissism. In journeys that are personal, intimate, unexpected, exquisite: Sarah Moon and Stéphane Marais, Araki and Asashi, Dominique Issermann and Susie & Nick Cave, Inge Grognard and Ronald Stoops, Yelena Yemchuk and Guinverere Van Seenus and Rudi Lewis and Vincent van de Wijngaard inspire.