Robert Mapplethorpe, Self-Portrait in Green (1972)

PHOTOGRAPHER, Darren McDonald
ART DIRECTION & STYLING, Stephen Mann
HAIR, Daren Borthwick
MAKE UP, Gillian Campbell
MODELS, Odell Mun, Olympia Christou
CREATIVE DIRECTION, Song for the Mute
DESIGN DIRECTION, 21-87
RETOUCHING, Ringstudio

Liz Ryan, Wind (Shield) Fire, (2015)

An extended billet-doux to the 90’s and the urbanist housing project I grew up in — Les Olympiades du 13ème Arrondissement, 20 Avenue d’Ivry, Paris 75013, France.

Communal strangers, juxtaposed narratives, a village within the city, Quartier Asiatique, Parc de Choisy. Contrasting materials, chaotic streets, metal escalators, concrete stairwells, car parks and rooftops. Tacky teenagers, heavy makeup, stonewashed denim. Neon lights, dark tunnels, illuminated street signs. Contrasting colours, trashy luxury, Jeanne Mas. Warped, in your face graphics. Colour-blocked, mis-matched, a strange balance of opposites. Digital yet analogue.

Lyna Ty, Creative Director