Images with soul… In 1997 Giovanna Aryafara started her own ‘buying’ business which required her to travel extensively in India, Bali, Nepal & Burma. This gave her the opportunity to travel to exotic countries and pursue her love of photography by capturing people in their natural environment and telling their story without words. Here we share some of her stunning images of the Suri Tribe.
We would like to extend a big thank you to all the photographers taking part in our first Screen Capture exhibition: A girl in this world, and of course to the Playtime team for their wonderful help and support. Throughout the three days of the show visitors snapped and shared the exhibition. At this critical time how we define what it is to be a girl seems to be more relevant than ever. So to see the Playtime visitors engage with the subject through the imagery and words of the photographers was inspiring.
Playtime Paris has now sadly come to an end but you can catch the exhibition at the New York edition taking place February 11th-13th at Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Building. If you can’t make New York or you want an opportunity to look over the exhibition again the good news is that the web version is now online!
We are very excited to share a new project in collaboration with Playtime. The Screen Capture exhibition “A girl in this world’ has already shown at the #23 edition of Playtime Paris and now moves on to New York. If you’re not at New York you can also catch the online version.
Pirouette poses the question “ What does it mean to be a girl in this world?” to 10 international female photographers working in the kid’s fashion industry. Each photographer is asked to respond to the question with an image of their making and an accompanying text.
Photographer Zoe Adlersberg and stylist Mariah Walker flip the traditional focus on female baby pairing (as seen in so many images) on its head by creating a series of black and white portraits for Earnshaws magazine of men paired with babies. The images are strong, engaging and dare we say it, super cute. What is it about a GentleMan?;-)
One lovely aspect of the kid’s fashion and design sector is that like minded individuals seek each other out, and from these bonds and mutual respect, beautiful collaborations can develop. This is the case for Atsuyo Yang and Akiko Mukae designers and owners of ATELiER ATSUYO et AKiKO and the photographer Amanda Pratt. Each collection Atsuyo and Akiko send pieces to Amanda to shoot with her very gorgeous girls. This time the location being a family summer holiday in Greece. Warm and enchanting, sparkles and kisses. Stuff memories are made of :-)
Young and enthusiastic children’s fashion stylist Maria Montane contacted Pirouette to introduce us to her most recent work involving two photographers Manuela Franjou and Theresa Balderas. In this work Maria proposes the concept of “Hermandad” the Spanish word that means brotherhood and sisterhood. Both photographers explore this most intricate of subjects and produce imagery from their own unique response.
In this photographer snapshot, we take a look at the images of Priscilla Gragg and hear from her on how she became a kid’s fashion lifestyle photographer . We first became aware of Priscilla’s work when she submitted the video Over the Ocean to Pirouette blog. When we explored Priscilla’s work further we discovered a beautiful fresh and fun world of careful composition and delicate style.
Photographer Joanna Paterson sent us her most recent work for No Added Sugar “Kith & Kin” SS17 and we adore the fresh and free approach to the shoot. The clothes still punch through the image for our attention but in a non overly structured aesthetic. Poignant at times, free, fun and lots of smiles. Find out more from Joanna and see the shoot…
Blurring the boundaries of technology and fashion, Lithuanian label Anchovy create the patterns for their clothing though the Anchovy app . The app developed by Karolis Kosas and Giedre Kose takes words and translates them into colour gradients simply by typing. if you go to their site, you can have a play !
We speak to the wonderfully talented Zoe Adlersberg who began her career in photography 16 years ago having previously worked in advertising, that is until the birth of her first child, Uma, in 2007. Motherhood changed Zoe’s artistic perspective and focus, and she decided to explore the world of children’s fashion photography.