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ICON Photographic Exhibition 2017

The STYLEAID 2017 Photographic Exhibition presents photographs from 14 top photographers based around this year's theme ICON.

Each photograph on display as part of the exhibition represents the photographers' unique interpretation of this year's theme.

These are one off prints and by purchasing one you will get an individual piece of art that no one else will have.

By purchasing a photograph you will be supporting the viral work of the WA AIDS Council as 100% of each photograph sold goes back to the charity because of the sponsorship of Karrinyup Shopping Centre, Spice Digital Printing, Plastic Sandwich Company, Vinaceous Wines, Matso's Beer and LUX events.

Each of the photographs is on sale for $250.

Mustang Bar by Bharathan Kangatheran

Bharathan Kangatheran

St Georges Terrace by Bharathan Kangatheran

Bharathan Kangatheran

City Beach by Bharathan Kangatheran

Bharathan Kangatheran

VOGUE Reimagined by Carlos Fernandes

Carlos Fernandes

VOGUE Reimagined by Carlos Fernandes

Carlos Fernandes

VOGUE Reimagined by Carlos Fernandes

Carlos Fernandes

'LES MARINS' by Christine Kopti Dirksz

Christine Kopti Dirksz

'LES MARINS' by Christine Kopti Dirksz

Christine Kopti Dirksz

'LES MARINS' by Christine Kopti Dirksz

Christine Kopti Dirksz

About the series by Craig Williams & Shane Newton

Craig Williams & Shane Newton

About the series by Craig Williams & Shane Newton

Craig Williams & Shane Newton

'Naomi Campbell' by Fifi Robinson

Fifi Robinson

'Naomi Campbell' by Fifi Robinson

Fifi Robinson

'Lenny Kravits' by Fifi Robinson

Fifi Robinson

'Lenny Kravits' by Fifi Robinson

Fifi Robinson

McQUEEN by Liam Rhys Jones

Liam Rhys Jones

McQUEEN by Liam Rhys Jones

Liam Rhys Jones

McQUEEN by Liam Rhys Jones

Liam Rhys Jones

McQUEEN by Liam Rhys Jones

Liam Rhys Jones

ALTERED IMAGES - ALTER-EGO. by Luke Meakins

Luke Meakins

ALTERED IMAGES - ALTER-EGO. by Luke Meakins

Luke Meakins

Icons of Music by Matt Ranford

Matt Ranford

Icons of Music by Matt Ranford

Matt Ranford

Icons of Music by Matt Ranford

Matt Ranford

Icons of Music by Matt Ranford

Matt Ranford

Un-Feminism by Michelle Maretha

Michelle Maretha

Photo by Nikki-Marie Rogers

Nikki-Marie Rogers

Photo by Nikki-Marie Rogers

Nikki-Marie Rogers

15 minutes with an Icon – Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland by Richard Matias

Richard Matias

15 minutes with an Icon – Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland by Richard Matias

Richard Matias

15 minutes with an Icon – Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland by Richard Matias

Richard Matias

Iconic Through the Years by Ryan Ammon

Ryan Ammon

Iconic Through the Years by Ryan Ammon

Ryan Ammon

Iconic Through the Years by Ryan Ammon

Ryan Ammon

Rationale by Shift Creative

Shift Creative

Rationale by Shift Creative

Shift Creative

Rationale by Shift Creative

Shift Creative

Be your own icon. by Tristan Jud

Tristan Jud

Be your own icon. by Tristan Jud

Tristan Jud

Be your own icon. by Tristan Jud

Tristan Jud

The Photographers

Bharathan Kangatheran

Bharathan Kangatheran is a very motivated, passionate and funny person to work with, he knows how to get the job done but have fun at the same time, which i find very hard to find in this industry.

He flies stunt planes competitively and can also fly Jets, Dives with Sharks regularly, Paraglide’s off some of Europe’s highest peak(s), has had hundreds and hundreds of his images published in Magazines all over the world and there is still so much more to the man.

Do something silly in front of him and you are branded with a nickname... but he takes it as well as he dishes it out! Take a Valium before you hop in his ‘Sports Car’ though!

Photography has been one of many passions in life and now he works full time doing that and running Indi Models

Icon

I choose some of Perth's Iconic Locations to shoot some creative images bringing an human element to the 'landscape'.

Mustang Bar

An Iconic Perth Night Spot that caters for a wide range of music tastes and a Perth institution for backpackers and locals alike. Featuring the Ellie Lace Gown of the Iconic Western Australian Designer Jonte Pike.

St Georges Terrace

The Iconic 'Wall Street' of Perth, and referred to as 'The Terrace', is the Financial and Commercial central street of Perth. Show the pace with moving traffic and moving model to demonstrate the dynamic (changing) human face of The Terrace. Featuring the Ellie Lace Gown of the Iconic Western Australian Designer Jonte Pike.

City Beach

The second of two Iconic Perth Beach’s known the world over for pristine sand, warm waters and popular with surfers, families, swimmers and one of the biggest and most frequented beaches in the Perth Metropolitan area and the Iconic Western Australian beach lifestyle and the Indian Ocean. This beach caters for Surfers as well as families and swimmers.

Credits

Photography: Bharathan Kangatheran @ www.TheShedStudios.com.au Models: Paige (Indi Models™), Megan (Indi Models™) (St Georges Tce Shot Only) Location: Perth, Western Australia

Carlos Fernandes

Carlo is an Australian photographer born in Perth, now based in Sydney, Australia.

Carlo has always had a passion for photography. He got his first digital camera at a young age and never lost his excitement with photography since.

Following his fascination in creating beautiful images, Carlo completed extensive work experience in professional photography studios in Perth. That was when he discovered his talent for fashion and beauty photography.

Carlo’s focus is fashion, beauty and hair, incorporating bold and beautiful elements to create his signature clean style.

VOGUE Reimagined

With the brief being Icon I couldn’t go past the the 1950 Vogue cover of Jean Patchett shot by Erwin Blumenfeld. It’s such an iconic Vogue cover I knew I could do a homage to Erwin Blumenfeld with my take on the eyes and lips.

Christine Kopti Dirksz

Christine Kopti Dirksz is a Perth based photographer and makeup artist.

Her background in graphic design and love for creativity is what aided in the production of an array of bold, contemporary, and visionary photos and projects over the course of her 8 year career.

With a passion for creating beautiful, narrative and expressive images that are out of the norm, Christine finds her inspiration from fashion, beauty, culture and art.

Throughout her career Christine developed a true passion for makeup artistry and soon became a qualified artist herself. By incorporating makeup with her love of photography, this was the perfect extension to her creativity.

Christine has had the pleasure of working amongst an array of local and international designers, agencies and professionals, with featured work in Vogue Australia, Scoop Magazine, STM and The West Australian.

'LES MARINS'

In fashion there are iconic moments, and there are the icons who create them.

Visionaries who have led style movements and inspired us to change not only the way we wear, but the way we perceive. Jean Paul Gaultier is undeniably one of fashion’s greatest change makers.

Throughout his career he has twisted contemporary and historic cultural references to both challenge and delight, and none more iconic than his interpretation of the sailor stripe.

Drawing on a rich history of iconography within the naval institution, blended with subcultural references and French sass, JPG’s "Le Male" is an unwaivering celebration of confident male sexuality.

"Les Marins" is a tribute to Jean Paul Gaultier's iconic vision.

Credits

Models: Chris Mitchell & Ben Cameron @ CSA Models Creative Direction & Styling: Ben Conroy & Claire Mueller Apparel: Karrinyup Shopping Centre Jacket & Accessories: Elle Boutique Tattoos: TEST MY TATT by Blake Coleman & Damian Wade Makeup Artist: Christine Kopti (KOPTI Makeup) Photographer: Christine Kopti (KOPTI Photography)

Craig Williams & Shane Newton

Craig Williams and Shane Newton are two outliers who have been collaborating on creative projects for more than five years. Both strive to create works with a heartbeat.

About the series

This series uses the bare minimum of props to suggest two icons. Some characters become so iconic that change the world for generations to follow. The series also explores the often overlooked aspects of these icons through the expressions of the beat-dropping Stirling who has undergone the Iconoplasty.

These icons have inspired a new wave of intense self-appointed silicon pharaohs, who champion connectivity but struggle to form relationships; a generation of anxiously naive mice raised on a diet of Disney happy endings rather than Dahl or Aesop; and a series of self-immolating tragicomic figures frustrated by a public not heeding the insights of their social satire.

Fifi Robinson

'Naomi Campbell'

Naomi was a huge inspiration for me growing up in London a women of colour style and beauty I felt with her strong personality and her can do London attitude she had it all!

I loved that she was comfortable in her own skin and didn't mind nudity in photoshoots, that's why I chose to show a lot of skin in this shoot and the Union Jack nails and flag was to represent who she was and who I am too.

Naomi being the first women of colour to grace the cover of vogue magazine set the tone for the next generation of amazing multicultural models to continue evolving the fashion industry.

As I always say life is a catwalk so strut!

'Lenny Kravits'

Lenny was the first male fashion icon to pop in my mind, an absolute style legend in his own right growing up his style reminded me of a modern day jimmy Hendrix who I also adored not many could pull it off but Lenny does!

The love for his music and just his rock n roll presence is captured in any photoshoot I have ever seen of him and that's what I wanted to capture in this I felt my model was perfect for this!

Liam Rhys Jones

I am a fashion photographer from Perth Western Australia.

I was always the one with the camera, snapping away at anything and everything.

I studied photography at Central Institute of Technology but it wasn’t until my internship with STM that I fell in to the world of fashion.

Fashion excites me, it has a power to transform you. It creates a world of endless possibilities. It is a fundamental form of communication, we share ourselves through it.

McQUEEN

Alexander McQueen is an icon. He was a revolutionary.

His runway shows were and are a spectacle. Breathtaking events.

This series explores his extraordinary vision and the legacy he left.

It is the interpretation of the incredible and misunderstood looks from runways past.

Credits

Photographer: Liam Rhys Jones Photographer Assist: Caitlin Jones MUA: Rebecca Collins Hair: Pauline McCabe Hair Assist: Jasmin Kidd Stylist: Zoe Van Zanten

Luke Meakins

ALTERED IMAGES - ALTER-EGO.

straddling the line between counter and pop culture.

hyper-colour moon-rock injection.

ecstasy safe for glitter gods and space oddities.

blitz.

ground control to major tom, an icon has landed.

it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare.

Matt Ranford

Matt is a self-taught photographer, interested in finding joy in nature, and the everyday. Matt was the guy taking photos at school parties and his love for capturing the moment grew from there. Now he gets paid to feed that hobby, and his love for technology make each day even more fun with the abundance of toys available today.

Matt likes to shoot candid portraits, cityscapes and landscapes and thrives on the challenge of working in low light.

Icons of Music

The means used to deliver music to our ears are as iconic as the music itself. The vinyl record started the recorded music revolution, and for over 100 years captivated and enthralled listeners. The cassette took our music out of homes and into the streets. The compact disc heralded the digital age, and the iPod, while a backward step for sound quality, put the entire history of music into the palm of our hands. These four iconic musical vehicles will endure; their merits debated through a cloud of nostalgia; enhancing and enriching moments; making icons of the performers they exhibit.

Michelle Maretha

Michelle Maretha is currently studying Photography in her last year at Curtin University. Her personal style can be described as invigorating, still, and arousing one’s curiosity towards the story behind the image.

Some of her notable works do not only display the image’s aesthetic value but also the critical and social analysis of the society, including racism, discrimination, and youth intoxication to mention a few. Her huge passion in art and creative media has pushed her to develop herself in different study including Fashion and Graphic Design which allowed her to further boost her passion in Photography more holistically.

At the current age of 21 years old, she had achieved few different milestones and recognitions. Some of the exhibitions include City Limits Exhibition (2016), Lux Interior Exhibition (2016), MOSAIC Exhibition (2015), and Fremantle 25 under 25 Exhibition (2014). One of her grandeur achievement came back in 2014 when her work Just Hide It! was selected for display in Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Most recently she has widened her wings to different magazine publication including Kaviar Magazine, Philocaly Magazine, Morrow Magazine, and Greta Photobook, all of which are published in Europe and United States.

Un-Feminism

The title of this photography exhibition is UN-FEMINISM. The value is driven by inspiring female movie star, Marlene Dietrich. Known for her role in cabaret, opera, and several award-wining movies, Dietrich was quoted by many as one of the hidden gems in cinema history. Not only that her fashion became a signifying symbol of androgynous cohort, her beauty was a combination of both masculinity and femininity. Dietrich was a symbol of both fashion and sexual liberty and was not afraid of showing her true self. One of her famous quote was “In Europe, it doesn’t matter if you’re a man or woman – we make love with anyone we find attractive”.

Another quote of her showed her gentle and passionate side such as “Love for the joy of loving, and not for the offerings of someone else’s heart”. Her openness was paramount when she famously had affairs with different men while still acknowledging her husband. This is a rare principle in any era, a value that I opposed from marital perspective, but also an attitude that showed a courageous and free woman.

In these images, the masculinity and mysteriousness of Dietrich was depicted exquisitely through androgynous wardrobe and dark make-up. They represented a strong, independent, and courageous etiquette of Dietrich. Her fashion sense was also meticulously displayed through harmonious tone of outfits and style. The facial expression, although strongly tried to be enigmatic also presented vulnerability and tenderness played by the eyes and hand gesture. It was probably the most important feature in Dietrich’s life: her seeking of identity. The location selected was St Brigid’s college in Lesmurdie. This place was selected because of its preserved Victorian style interior with redesigned modern tone in some of the area. From this location, I wanted to show the classicality of era to symbolise Dietrich’s prominent year and combined them with the modern era.

From these images, the inspiration of Dietrich’s became paramount in this century. In the midst of gender and sexual equality, one must show bravery and not cowardice of someone’s identity. As Dietrich firmly inferred how she sought for image, not for herself, for public, for men, or even for fashion, this should be the approach that everyone had in mind when they embraced their true self.

Nikki-Marie Rogers

Nikki-Marie Rogers, has longed to represent another side of the lesbian community, the women who are slowly becoming more recognised, but remain an urban myth to most.

The intent was to source a group of the most feminine lesbians in Perth to present to the public, and provide them with a fresh visual of some of the women that comprise the lesbian community.

For years many women may have felt more of a need to identify themselves with a masculine appearance, the lesbians of our era however are not confined to the constructs of society. Nikki's goal was to broaden the perception of what a lesbian looks like and break the stagnant stereotype.

Credits

Models: Alex Turrell, Nikki-Marie Rogers, Maddi Foster, Maddy Donnelly, Louisa Wallenburg Photographer: Aaron McPolin Mua: Shannon Murphy Hair: Liam Thompson

Richard Matias

Richard Matias is a Perth based photographer specialising in the male form. His work has appeared on DNA magazine online and is extensively used by swimwear companies such as Marcuse and Lolos swimwear. Commissioned work includes the tourism board of Ireland and commercial swimwear brands. Richard's major project is a book of the male form to help raise funds for men's health.

15 minutes with an Icon – Panti Bliss, Queen of Ireland

My subject is Panti Bliss- the Queen of Ireland. As you may be aware Panti is quite an Icon in Ireland and a little also in Australia. She has been credited with being a major reason why marriage equality was recently introduced in Ireland. I was delighted to meet Panti a couple of months ago. Whilst I had only 15 minutes to photograph her I really felt I was in the presence of a true icon. Not so much an icon of fashion in the clothing sense but an icon in terms of the changing fashions and attitudes of the last three decades. Panti is verymuch an agent of change. My partner and I had the pleasure of spending a night with Panti and the thing that really impressed me is that she doesn’t see herself as a hero or an icon but the fact is everyone who admires her sees her as an icon– someone who throughout her life has stood up for the gay community through thick and thin.

I was very lucky to link up with Oisin the male model in these photos 24 hours prior to the shoot for another project. Oisin (recently arrived from Ireland) is such a fan of Panti that he jumped at the opportunity to be photographed with her. My intention was that the photographs would be an homage to Panti’s achievements in the gay community and I tried to capture the sense of admiration younger people have for Panti.

Oisin’s nudity is not gratuitous, but representing the freedom that has been gifted to the young and in many ways innocence. Oisin’s physique also represents how strong younger people need to be to keep moving forward. I also wanted to convey a sense of Panti handing on that responsibility to a new generation. The symbol of this passing on is the green carnation so much associated with Oscar Wilde.

It is fitting that I could photograph Panti on stage. Panti’s world has really been on stage either in drag or in politics and public life. All the world’s a stage… The love seat Panti and Oisin sit on is also symbolic of the affection many of this generation feel for Panti- it’s not just a respect thing.

I wish I had a lot more time. I was lucky enough to have 15 minutes before the start of her show so time was very much of the essence. I hope I managed to capture a sense of the burden she has borne. The others who have tried and failed in such an onerous role are symbolised by the carnations on the floor. I hope I also captured the importance of the young in taking up the burden, responsibility and challenge of leadership in the community.

Ryan Ammon

Iconic Through the Years

Using styles from Perth’s own fashion designers, our concept chose to represent iconic fashion choices through different eras - from the 1950s to the 1990s. Our photographic collection features one ICON model, who stands out amongst the ensemble, the IT girl with a little something more to make her glow and turn all eyes towards her.

Credits

Photographer: Ryan Ammon Assisted by: Winnie Wong Stylist: Dhiva Shini Assisted by: Elif Pirone & Ashleigh Passmore Models: Angeline Lloyd (Chadwick Models), Hannah Collard (Chadwick Models), Topaz Berger (Chadwick Models), Nonny Mulholland (Chadwick Models), Michaela Bennet (Chadwick Models) Make-up artists: Jennifer Ellis (Lead Artist), Melody Falcinella, Pearlin Bracewell, Pooja Mandalia, Jasmine Lee Hair-stylists: Jess Halstead (Lead Hair-stylist), Laura Burley, Kayla Drum, Melissa Simmons Studio sponsored by River Road Studios Set design sponsored WED Style

Shift Creative

Shift creative is the brainchild of two best friends - Juliet and Jess who enjoy each other’s company and creative vibe. Jess captures the image and Juliet brings the concept to life with her post production magic.

Rationale

The simplicity of the iconic black and white photo paired with the embodiment of the iconic woman: classic, sensual and strong.

Tristan Jud

In a society that is overwhelming with information, images and accessibility, icons and iconic people are few and far between.

Fashion and personal style should be just that, personal, unique different. All the things that make someone or something iconic.

Icons do not pretend to be someone they are not. They do not dress like someone else or mimic another's style. They create their own trends. They stand out and do so confidently.

It's time that we take back the icon and create iconic fashion and imagery. It's time for this generation to create the next LBD, Madonna or Calvin's campaign.

Be your own icon.

Credits

Photographer: Tristan Jud Model: Kelly Holmes Stylist: Juvelle Behrendorff Hair + Makeup: Hannah Hughes

STYLEAID ICON 2017

Friday 4 August, 2017
7pm - midnight
Crown Ballroom
Crown Towers Perth
Black Tie

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