Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Aesthetic: Andreas Franke

I first saw Andreas Franke's amazing photos in an article on cnn.com and instantly was mesmerized.  They have so much depth and character.  He has done three installations on three different sunken ships.  You can go to his website and buy prints, check to see where the exhibits are, and see the rest of the pictures.  Here are a few of my favorites.

The Stavronikita Project
I love Marie Antoinette and her whole indulgent era.  The beautiful gowns and wigs and extravagant pastries.

I love the juxtaposition of the corroding ship with the gorgeous pristine outfits and linens of the table.  Mixing the old with the old in such a beautiful way.

The Vandenberg Project
The elegant ballerinas look stunning against the ship and the fish dancing around them.

This picture is very eerie and ghost-like.  The large amount of small fish make this the perfect place for her to be.

The Mohawk Project
I love this one of sun bathing girls that look like they should be on a beach somewhere.

The two sailors arm wrestling don't look a bit out of place on the ship's deck.