Two projects are on the turntables, ‘Mysterious girl Magenta’, is side A, centred around a mannequin ‘Magenta’ resonating dark art, alternate fashion, photography and creative writing.
Side B is a dolls house project on a hiatus until a larger studio space materialises, so unfortunately this side of the record is scratched! Oh wait.. Our imaginary gramophone is playing a voice from yesteryear ‘this lair promises to flower as a coffee table book and art exhibition, for now, enjoy the scratchings under my voice’.
‘Mysterious girl Magenta’ was a daily ritual which started when the creator Ana was pregnant. Ana feed her obsession by picking the flowers from the costume and flower fields in an organic fashion. Combined with photography when out and about to add more flavour to the main shoot with Magenta in the limelight. A tale is written to add the icing on this dark but delicious cake. Read the backstory behind Ana’s photography project ‘Mannequin-a-day’ inspired by Noah Scalin’s blog ‘Skull-a-day’
See the ‘Mannequin-a-day’ post for more detail as to how this came about. This project lead the authors passion back to creative styling with her head continually buzzing with ideas.
Ana’s inspiration stems back to Edward Kienholz & Aubrey Beardsley, who are two of Ana’s favourite artists. They both blow her mind with the magic they created. Kienholz for the hands on spectacular works such as ‘The Merry-Go-World or Begat by Chance and the Wonder Horse Trigger’ and Beardsley on paper.
The merry-go-ride of styling with alternative clothes and props, bespoke studio lighting & photography keeps both Ana & Magenta’s world in a spin & they wouldn’t have it any other way.
All edits to Ana’s work are her own photos with accompanying words unless noted.
The ProcessAna & her inner child loves toying with clothes, fabrics, items found in second-hand stores & nature itself. Whatever that sparks her interest to create new worlds inside a frame.
Items are organically collated along the way, although Ana’s ‘side B’ project, the dolls house has a good supply of artificial flowers, art supplies etc. Props sourced from second-hand stores win Ana’s heart over. Embroidered pieces from my grandmother also get a good workout.
Magenta is now primarily Photoshopped into scenes, ex at home, as it’s a bit hard for me to lug her around with my ‘real’ girl Amelie & all the gear.