luca meneghel is an italian photographer who specializes in fashion and advertising shoots. his latest work ‘like dust, i rise’ is a surreal and androgynous photo series that offers new interpretations to the language of fashion. set among large white marble blocks, the photographs include a single model with gray-scale and minimalist clothing. the final images offer dream-like and abstract impressions to the observer.
model gracefully blends in with her surroundings
all images © luca meneghel
in this series, luca meneghel introduces two different visual experiences: unity and contrast. in several shots the model appears to blend perfectly with the white setting, reflecting purity and lightness. in others, the woman’s darker outfits against the marble stones create clear opposition and intensity.
opposites: dark/light, horizontal/vertical
both unity and contrast are expressed by abstracting the context through a ‘no-gender’ clothing style and uniform background. in other words, meneghel translates fashion into an ultimate art form with no socially defined concepts of ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’.
androgynous clothing style is emphasized in the photo series
monochrome outfits against the white landscape create a surreal effect
close up: model in dark gray-scale tones
breaking the monotony of whiteness and geometry with darker hues
lightness and purity are reflected by the model’s outfit against the background
model: angela xu
stylist: maria bernardi
mua: ingrid blasbichler
edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom