EXCLUSIVE: IVO SEKULOVSKI
Photographer Ivo Sekulovski brought us this other-worldly, and breathtakingly-beautiful submission that he says addresses the opposites within the nature of elements.
"I take the natural and the artificial, the wood piece and the plant in opposition to the fluorescent light tubes and the silver plastic paper. Moreover, it’s not only the contrasting groups of elements, but the elements are ambiguous among themselves as well. For example, the fluorescent light tubes produce light, which is a natural phenomenon, yet artificially produced."
The 22 year old tells us this exclusive is his thesis and is particularly relevant in exploring the boundaries between fashion and art. Sharing a quote by Xavier Le Roy –'Anything that comes into contact with surfaces of the body and remain there long enough will be incorporated into the body image. There are all kinds of non-human influences woven into us’– it's clear his concept is quite literal in bringing together a fusion of unconventional elements into fashion.
Sekulovski continues to explain these distinctions by elaborating on the intentions of the juxtaposed materials he used; "The silver as a chemical element is also natural, but the silver paper that I use in this project is an artificial product. According to the previous statements, we are questioning if the wood and the plant are natural as well, or if they are just artificially produced objects. It’s about blurring the lines between what we consider natural and artificial today.
The human body acts like a bridge between them, therefore becoming artificial to a certain extent caused by the environment we live in and the products we consume".
Indeed not Ivo Sekulovski not only has a talent in using photography as his discussion medium, but also in articulating meaning through words. Plus of course who wouldn't look at these images and see beauty?
Words / Jamie-Maree Shipton
Photography / Ivo Sekulovski
Styling / Luca Smorgon
MUA / Francesca Vatteroni
Hair / Emilia Kunka
Models / Marli Libucha @Monster Management & Tess Finley @The Lab Models