13 Queens: Alex and Felix
Sometimes, when looking at other people’s work, I wonder where in the world their ideas come from. Is it that some people are just gifted with a more curious and imaginative mind than others? This series, called 13 Queens, by photographers/artists Alex and Felix is a fantastic example of that. They have created a body of work, filled with wonderfully magical compositions. Presented without explanation, we as viewers are left to form our own narratives, to use our own imaginations to create a back story or context that perhaps the artists themselves had not thought of. Beginning with pen and paper, they sketch their ideas down to the last detail. They then personally build the sets and all of the costumes by hand, not relying on computers or any sort of post-processing. All of this effort makes the final images appear even more lifelike and magical, like some surreal storybook come to life.
[via Feature Shoot]