WINTERCROFT MASKS IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Incredible photo by Paul James, who is also featured below
MASKED ADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Ever since the very beginning, we’ve been working with photographers of all styles and experiences in a collaborative way. Most of the amazing projects we’ve been a part of would not have been possible without working together and we’d now love to share some key collaborations that have helped set our path. Explore the varied styles from all over the globe and join us on an inspiring adventure.
FEARLESS PHOTOGRAPHY BY KYLA
Some of the earliest and most iconic imagery associated with Wintercroft was captured by K Fearless Photography and we are forever grateful for its power of propulsion early on. Mysterious and hazy with beautifully built and decorated masks, Kyla’s work evokes authentic, intimate, and emotive tones. Known for her deep explorations into the human condition, it is impossible not to be affected by her imagery. To see Kyla’s most recent work, go here:
THE ANIMAL WITHIN NATALIE FIELD
You might recognise the vivid leaping stag if you have been with us since back in 2015 and to this day the incredible imagery of Natalie Field burns brightly in our mind’s eye. The image is from a Photo and Film Expo that took place in Johannesburg in front of a live audience and the resulting phenomenal photos were achieved using in-camera techniques only and without photo manipulation. To check out more of this vital South African artist’s work, both past and present head to:
WOJTEK’S HANDPAINTED HALLOWEEN
Wojtek London has been a long-term collaborator and friend of ours for some time now. He is an explorer of many mediums and deep dimensions of inspiration. Before the incredible photoshoot with the Jan Masny detailed below, we worked with Wojtek on his Hand Painted Club, in which he and his participants create amazing garments painted by hand. We supplied the masks which you can see modelled in stunning style in the photo above. Wojtek is a prolific and compelling collaborative soul and you can see his latest projects here:
JAN MASNY AND THE ECHELON VOID
What happens when mask makers, photographers, UV painters, models, dancers, writers and laser companies all come together to explore the fathoms of our many realities? This iconic photoshoot goes down as one of our favourites of all time. When close friend and collaborator Wojtek London put together this project, we knew from the brief that it was going to be incredible, and Jan Masny captured this ENTITEE shoot in completely amazing style. Jan is known for his brain-blowing photography in both artistic and commercial projects. You can find out more about his work here:
THE STRIKING PHOTOGRAPHY OF WOLF SILVERI
Austrian photographer Wolf Silveri is known for his beautiful, striking portraits and environmentally conscious photo-art projects. Sharing a similar passion for conservation and using his art as a vehicle to highlight humankind’s impact on our planet, we are thrilled that Wolf loves to shoot with our masks. Like all masters of their medium, his style strikes the balance between immediate identifiability and versatility. You can check out his latest works here:
A LITTLE TROUBLE IN BIG CHINA WITH ANKE LUCKMANN
German photographer, Anke Luckmann is a well-travelled and highly successful master of the medium in both the commercial and artistic disciplines. This incredible photo was taken in China with an amazing free runner donning our mask and hopping on signs, jumping roof-to-roof and balancing on steel beams in the smoggy industrial skyline. We were thrilled to be in contact with Anke during this trip and to see her journalistic updates in imagery day by day. To explore more of project, go to her website here:
PAUL JAMES AND THE EVER DWELLERS
Paul James is an inspiring photographer local to us that has become a good friend and collaborator over the last few years. Primarily known for, but certainly not limited to, his world-class nature photography, Paul is the sort of artist who will endure all conditions for any amount of time to get the right shot. Here, you can the stunning results of our first shoot together capturing all four deities known in legend as the Ever Dwellers. To check out more of Paul’s work head over to his website, and while you are there, peruse his blog, which showcases his incredibly perceptive writings as well.
ADIKORNDORFER IN PROJECT 366
To have our masks featured as a part of Adikorndorfer’s deep and unflinchingly beautiful work is nothing short of an honour. This vital and prolific Brazilian artist explores every corner of the human psyche in her ambitious Project 366, in which she published a new work of photographic art in as many days as the title suggests. 2016 is definitely a year to remember and this is in no small part thanks to Adi’s iconic collaboration with us. To view more of her evocative work go here:
Amazing snap by Caesar Lima
ALWAYS INSPIRED TO COLLABERATE
One of the great joys of this wild and wonderful masked adventure is collaborating with and supporting photographers from all over the world. If you are inspired by the incredible work showcased here, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We would love to hear your ideas and help with your shoot. We’ll be here making masks, characters and worlds in the meantime and invite you to join us in artistic collaboration along the way. Click the button below to tell us about your project.
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