Young Blood and Metal Blues
/ concept, art direction, styling
/ photo - Jeff Henry Alexander Shulman
/ designer - Guillaum Chaigne
/ MUA - Alycia Séguin
/ models - Alexandre, Axel, Camille, Charles, Élise, Maïcha, Shai-Linh
The Young Blood and Metal Blues project explores two psychosocial phenomenas: twinning and the cheerleader effect, which catalyze our perception of aesthetics. It aims to enhance their impact by grouping together models with similar features, through the use of specific garments, all while maintaining an orthogonal composition.
Twinning relies on a mirroring effect. It affirms one's identity through mutual approval. Similar to this, the cheerleader effect, (or group attractiveness effect), is the cognitive bias which causes people to think individuals are more attractive when they are in a group.
The perception of beauty is enhanced by the way the image composition, through the use of universal aesthetic codes such as symmetry, unity and repetition.
The collaboration with Guillaum Chaigne (guillaumchaigne.com) also explores topics such as genderless vision, equality, power of the group and streetstyle.