It’s January, the holidays are behind us and KVD is in the midst of brainstorming ideas and creating new designs for ceremony structures and backdrops for the upcoming season. There are so many ideas and not enough hours in the day.
While browsing through paintings of French artists for inspiration for a project that I am working on (more details on that later), I stumbled on Michel Tcherevkoff. My search came to a drastic stop because these images are stunning. I am amazed and completely blown away by the talent and immaculate quality of his photography.
Born and educated in Paris, Tcherevkoff visited his sister, a NY fashion model, and from there he changed his career. Michel decided to go from studying law to photography in that moment, and his career quickly took off. With his lens, he manipulated what he saw. “I was never interested in documenting life as it is. Photographing things that are simply there doesn’t interest me. My fun is to take what’s real and go “beyond” to images that suspend belief and grab attention.” Reality with a twist”, Tcherevkoff describes his work.
In 2008, Tcherevkoff created the book about sculpting and designing footwear from fresh flowers Shoe Fleur: A Footwear Fantasy. After which, followed two other similar collections of lingerie, called “Passion Flower”, which uses fresh flowers to express sensual fantasies, and the other one of hats, “Chapeau de Fleur”. Michel Tcherevkoff is the recipient of over 25 international awards for creative imagery and his work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums worldwide.
After spending an entire afternoon enveloped in his work, my project took an entire 180. Once I finish, I’ll post it and you will be able to see Michel Tcherevkoff’s influence. Perhaps, I’ll post some “in process” images….