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
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