French photographer Leo Caillard recently collaborated with digital wizzard Alexis Persani to create an intriguing new series of photographs called Street Stone that drapes shades of modernity over timeless form. The pair took photographs of classical sculptures at the Louvre in Paris and models dressed in the latest street fashions and then blended them together, using Persani’s special photo-manipulation techniques. The sartorial (and satirical) contrast is quite effective, turning the appeal of classical sculpture and street fashion on its ear. What I realized in looking at these photographs is that the human form is forever timeless and attractive, regardless of the evolving fashions we cover it with. Michelangelo’s David as a fashion-forward hipster? Somehow, it works because form will always trump fashion.
All photographs by Leo Caillard
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