into the mirror intersects reality + artistry through hand-drawing
into the mirror intersects reality + artistry through hand-drawing into the mirror intersects reality + artistry through hand-drawing
nov 12, 2013

into the mirror intersects reality + artistry through hand-drawing

into the mirror intersects reality + artistry through hand-drawing
images courtesy of luca meneghel




italian photographer luca meneghel‘s specialization in fashion and background in design has led him to ‘into the mirror’: a series of images that intersect reality and artistry through the fusion of lens captures and hand drawing. meneghel’s photos reveal the reflection of an understated female dressed in nude-colored, slim-fitted attire, referencing the magic mirror in ‘snowwhite’. barely-there makeup and an uncomplicated aesthetic sensibility manifest as ethereal, dreamy portraits. unexpectedly interposing the figure are the introduction of sketched clothing by norma nardi, illustrated onto the mirror, follwing the model’s frame. the rendered additions act as the outfit and include intricately-drawn lace dresses, the embellished beading of a jeweled necklace, and flowing, fabric garments. while the black etchings counter the delicately of the original image, the visual juxtaposition reveals the convergence of mediums in a striking way.



intricate lace pattern covers the female form



hand-drawn jewelry embellishments



flowing fabric is drawn directly onto the surface of the model’s photograph



the project references fashion illustrations and merges it with the photographic practice



a crucifix earring illustrated onto the model’s ear



the ethereal, dreamy portraits reference the magic mirror in ‘snowwhite’



designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

  • Charmingly original! Wonder if it’s difficult to slip back into the right position!

    Kahenas says:

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