Last few month I was terribly busy with my job and some creative project I did here in China. Finally I fave time to tell some interesting stories I have been working on.
A while ago I did this photo /fashion illustration / sculptural hairstyle project with my friends and colleagues in crime photographer Yocky Zhang and make up/hair stylist Mandy Wong. All illustrations are hand drawn on top of the photos and paper parts i cut spontaneously during the shoot. I am very happy with result and the fact that these pieces and a few more are exhibited at the moment @ The Villa, Shanghai
Here is the concept:" Invisibility is the state of an object that cannot be seen. The term is usually used as a fantasy/science fiction term, where objects are literally made unseeable by magical or technological means; however, its effects can also be seen in the real world, particularly in physics and perceptional psychology.
This project is about things visible and not visible, imaginary and real. Things that might exist but might not be visible to everyone..
Think about traditional Chinese medicine Accupuncture where invisible energy is connecting different points in out body.
Traditional Chinese Medicine attributes disease and pathology to perturbations in the metaphysical force known as qi (a word variously translated as "energy", "breath", or "vital energy"'and imbalance of yin and yang, and the Wu Xing (known as the five phases or elements, earth, water, fire, wood and metal).Qi is believed to flow in and around the body in channels called meridians.
Modern practitioners may consider qi to be no more than a metaphor for function, but many proponents consider it to be an actual 'substance'.
We believe there are invisible things , points, lines and coulors and shapes are surrounding us connecting us to the world around us and this is our interpretation of invisible things around us.
Like a spider making an orb web we created images, where invisible things that are connecting our bodies with world surrounding us are brought to life."
Photo: Yocky Zhang www.yockyzhang.com
Styling, illustraions and concept: Baiba Ladiga www.ladiga.com
Hair,makeup: Mandy Wong www.miragemhairmakeup.com
Models: Kate Grigorko, Natasha Charlotte Alice Crosby, Simona Boskovic