Sylwana Zybura DREAM SEQUENCE
1. Place IPA Award 2014 // Nominee German Photobook Prize 2015
Dream sequence oscillates around the portraiture of unconventional fictional figures seen "at the crossroads between fashion, photography, performance and art"
(Sharon D. Lloyd).
All the protagonists were shot in-camera with minimal (that is, only essential) retouching involved. As part of this in camera process, body painting, prosthetics, wigs, unusual 3D make-up techniques as well as real flowers were used in order to enhance and distort the bodies of the models.
The book is addressed to anyone who is interested in the topic of character design (both in fashion and performativity), make-up / hair design, body hybridisation, aesthetics, and the philosophical approach to beauty and sublime within photography as a “documentation tool”, as well as a record of the extensive creative process.
Sylwana Zybura aka Madame Peripetie is a Polish-German linguist and image maker based in London/UK. Part of the series won many prizes worldwide like the Double Gold at PX3 in Paris, and recently it received an honourable mention at the International Photography Awards in NY.