"Beauty inspires. In history, it is the common thread that drives artists, painters, sculptors and writers to create, to attempt to capture it and distill it into an understandable idea. In turn, their vision of what beauty is has shaped our vision of it. And even if beauty is in the eye of the beholder, our collective definition of it has evolved, perhaps through these artistic depictions. It has come to be defined by allure, glamour, symmetry, sexiness and perfection."
This excerpt sums up the experience of Gorgiality. The images in Gorgiality go beyond contemporary values of femininity and beauty. They challenge conventional notions by confronting cultural stereotypes.
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The minds behind the stunning book are:
Erez Sabag, Photographer
Currently residing in New York City and working internationaly, Erez’s photographs have been featured in magazines worldwide. His work was exhibited as a part of the Master Minds of Mode show in Japan. He launched his first book My Favorite T-Shirt at Milk Gallery in New York City and Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Specializing in beauty and fashion photography, his advertising clients nclude Olay, Lancome, L’Oreal, TheBodyShop, Revlon, Tresemme, Unliver, Colgate, Avon, Palmolive, Procter & Gamble, Philips, L’bel Paris, Yigal Azrouel, Wacoal, Paul Mitchell, Tumi and Puma.
David Warren, Creative Director
David began his design career in London working with Fitch and Giant, before moving to the US as founding partner and creative director of Tank. Threading an innovative blend of art direction, design and technology throughout his work, David has lead creative teams for sportswear giants Puma and Reebok, cosmetics and fragrance companies L’bel Paris and Esika, luxury lifestyle brands Tumi and Fragments, and cultural icons the ICA and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museums. David’s work has been featured in Graphis, Print Magazine, Best of Typography book, Creative Review, Communication Art and the book Paperwork.
Georgina Billington, Makeup Artist
Australian-born, New York based makeup and body paint artist Georgina Billington has worked globally for international editions of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmo, InStyle, and Esquire. Her advertising work includes brands such as Nike, Nestle, Colgate, MAC, Nivea, Paul Mitchell and Vodafone. Fusing high-fashion make-up artistry with a talent for body painting and fine arts, Georgina has gained international acclaim for her imaginative and bold vision of feminine beauty and is in constant demand for her unique perspective. Represented by Judy Casey Agency, Georgina also serves as Beauty Editor of Quiet Lunch Magazine.
Edda Gudmundsdottir, Fashion Director
Edda’s extensive knowledge of design has established her as an authority on style and a sought-after consultant for fashion brands. Born in Iceland and driven by an unparalleled imagination, Edda enjoys the bizarre and unique, and is known for creating looks that are simultaneously gorgeous and unpredictable. Based in New York, she counts international brands and celebrities among her clients, and has donated her talent to diverse collaborations.
“I believe that beauty should be about self-expression, empowerment and finding your own identity, no matter who you are.” Erez Sabag