These inspiring photographers showcase the work that Graphis feels needs to be focalized
High art is not everyone’s cup of tea. To some, it is pallid, morose, and just plain boring. To the same people, it’s a snooty affair that only appeals to the upper class where tuxedos are encouraged and champagne is a must. But at the same time, high art is a wholly inspiring act, one that need not belong to a single economic class or cultural group. But as income inequality and lack of public funding for the arts become more prevalent, it is no surprise that some people could feel the way that they do about ballet, museums, opera, and the rest. These photographers are set to change that notion with their wondrous photography.
Bjorn Iooss‘ Platinum-winning photo for CR Fashion Book of famed ballet dancer David Hallberg (ABOVE), is one such piece, detailing not only the man’s bizarrely intriguing body dimensions, but also his arrestingly freezing eyes. His hands, draped over a high cocktail table, look as if they are otherworldly, contorted to a degree that could be from a circus sideshow. That sentiment is compounded by his single tone woolen onesie that also covers his mouth and his pale, ice-cold complexion. It is both beautiful and yet strikingly transcendent.