photography: Jake William Hamilton
model: Nathan Saludez
wardobe: Shangri-la Vintage Boutique
This photo is one that is truly significant to me. I wanted to save this red jacket for the right shoot with the right photographer. It is from the 80’s, a gift from denise (the owner of Shangri-la vintage boutique). When she brought this piece into the store, it resonated deeply in my soul. It was designed by Calugi e Giannelli, a pair of italian designers in the 80’s who re-defined menswear as conceptual art. It is made of a woolen terry cloth with words etched into the fabric. The words form the phrase ‘i am an erotic being’ in several languages from latin to greek. Jake and i used this vintage 1950’s wedding veil to reference classical sculptures and paintings of the Madonna. The photo is saturated with visual symbolism and literary references so make what you will of them and let me know what you think. Links to Jakes photography and Shangri-la’s pages are provided below. Thanks for looking guys!!!
Jake William Hamilton Photography
Shangri-la Vintage Boutique