Madame Peripetie’s Unconventional Fashion Photography

by Nastia VoynovskayaPosted on

Though she works primarily as an art director and fashion photographer, Madame Peripetie approaches her subjects with an off-kilter aesthetic that evokes Man Ray’s photography and films like Luis Bunuel’s Un Chien Andalou (the infamous 1929 Surrealist movie where a woman’s eye is slit with a razor). Madame Peripetie’s approach, however, is more contemporary, if not futuristic. Her models are often embellished with technicolor props designed to look like extraterrestrial armor. Rather than focusing on conventional beauty signifiers like pouty lips and sensually-exposed body parts, Peripetie goes beyond the limits of the human body to turn her subjects into otherworldly beings — club kids from outer space, or however else you want to conceptualize them. The images are open-ended enough to keep the viewer guessing.

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