Stunning Portraits

Another artist that I have discovered while researching is Swiss photographer Oliver Oettli. He creates stunning fashion ‘editorial’ portraits using pastel powder, lighten in the studio as it floats and falls around the model. I find these photographs so inspiring, and I can’t wait to try experiment with this! I love the gentle and surreal effects these images have, it is such a unique style something new that I would love to work with. However this does not seem to be an overly popular style in English-speaking countries with a lot of European artists and photographers using powder to enhance their images. I guess this is true with a lot of art, not that there is anything wrong with that, but it has been difficult to find websites written in English!

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These two images are by Oliver Oettli, from his Punderzucker images. I love the beautiful colour and how they are full of sugary colours with models emerging or surrounded by clouds of pastel powder like creatures from a fairy tale. It also creates a dreamy, wonderland feel, filled with mystery. This is achieved through the visual language created by the effects, colours and lighting methods.

For more stunning work by Oettli visit his website http://oliveroettli.ch

References:

Images Copy Right Oliver Oettli.
Retrieved from Oettli, Oliver. “Punderzucker.” http://oliveroettli.ch/en. 2015. Online – http://oliveroettli.ch/en. Accessed July 19, 2016. http://illusion.scene360.com/art/74364/whimsical-photography-by-swiss-artist/.

 

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