We've found a bunch of skulls popping up all over the place in the world of Fashion, Sculpture, and Jewelry Design. Each of the finds we'll be sharing with you momentarily are photographed beautifully, each becoming the subjects of photoprojects. Skulls are no longer just for the morbidly curious, or Goths, but an interesting shape charged with an interesting attitude.
Hamburg-based photographer Carsten Witte’s series Intuition is both beautiful and morbid. Each of the photographs are Vanitas as they include skulls – a common vanitas symbol. The idea behind the pieces are to show how beauty isn’t everlasting. Also, it inadvertently shows how powerful a tool photography is, in capturing and preserving the moment.
“Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.” – Homer, The Iliad
Above are the mouthwatering (at least in my opinion) creations of London-based photographer David Sykes. They are part of the series “Skull Lolly”. Once again, the juxtaposition of the morbid with the innocent – as one thinks of children when they see lolly sticks – is an interesting, though nonetheless appropriate, way of viewing a taboo subject that is very much a part of our daily-lives whether we choose to see it or not.
Sykes’ skull-centric project was developed with UK’s very own Hamilton Ice Sculptors.
Fendi heiress Delfina Delettrez My World Jewelry Collection is the epitome of glamor and modernity. I found these sparkling pieces alluring when I first encountered them a year ago while flipping though a glossy magazine. The jewels, in shape of skulls (in case you hadn’t yet realized our theme for today), are macabre yet intricacies that one cannot help but appreciate. What is actually quite morbid are the diamonds created out of carbon from the ashes deceased loved ones.
The mystical photographs of these jewels were shot by photographer Dan Tobin Smith.
And what’s your take on the skull-deal? Have you been rocking the skull since long before it came into fashion? Then again, has it ever gone out of fashion?