Friday, November 07, 2008

The Devil In Ms Jones

After having the privilege of seeing Ms Grace Jones live at the electric picnic, i am now completely besotted with her. She and visionary director Chris Cunningham (he possessed of rich, twisted imagination and extraordinary talent) have collaborated on a piece for Dazed and Confused magazine.

Cunningham was inspired be an earlier piece of his called Rubber Johnny (Warning:Disturbing Content) and he digitally morphed Jones to reveal a much darker side to her. Grace Jones has never been one to shy away from experimenting with her image. Expressing a fearless attitude when it came to the piece “It’s not fashion, it’s an anti-fashion shoot," she told Tim Noakes "He’s shooting me like art"

Cunningham revelled in the piece "For me, Grace has the strongest iconography of any artist in music. She’s definitely the most inspiring person I’ve worked with so far"

The Dazed & Confused November art special is on sale October 9, 2008


Andrew said...

amazing photos but what the hell is going on in the second last one with all the muscleyness. Terrifying.

WendyB said...

She's amazing, always has been.

Anonymous said...

Chirs Cunningham is a genius.

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Andrew: Cunningham brings a whole new meaning to 'not knowing your arse from your elbow'.LOL.It's tough with stuff like this to differienciate between body parts!

@WendyB: When i see her the word 'Fierce' just keeps popping into my head. She's an absolute idol and could teach some of the so called 'celebs' a thing or two! Thanks for stopping by.

@RP: A genius responsible for me having nightmares after watching Rubber Johnny :P

Lord what i wouldn't give to have a few pints with the two of them, can you imagine what the conversation would be like?!

Radge said...

Crikey, that photo Andrew referred to - 'When Yoga Goes Wrong.'

Great site, on it for the first time... And those Taras Loboda paintings are a bit special..

Green of Eye, Sharp of Claw said...

@Radge: Heh it's warped isn't it!I think he uses a mix of mirrors and digital techniques to make his stuff so distorted.

Thankeeee muchly for the lovely words(you appear to have a way with 'em judging by your blog!)

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