These American photographers combine the elegant and the ordinary together to extraordinary effect
Combining the elegant and extravagant with high art and fashionable is somewhat typical of the art world. From Andy Warhol to Howard Schatz, these artists alter the boundary between the high and the low to find a new and intriguing middle ground that is as exciting as it is arresting. It’s a wondrous combination, one that while having been explored before, seldom becomes an overdone approach. And photographers Stan Musilek and Bruce Peterson ensure that that tradition stays alive.
Photographer Stan Musilek’s Musilek 0012 is a mesmerizing play of audacity. With a lavish and opulent setting that would make even the Romanov’s blush, Musilek utilizes a young model’s playfulness as a means of subverting the overtly luxurious setting. Combined with her nudity, high skirt, and Americana converse shoes, Musilek is creating a new and tantalizing approach to photography.