A Secret Garden with Paris Based Photographer: Vivienne Mok

Embark on a journey to a hidden realm of beauty and solitude with “A Secret Garden,” an arresting photography series by Paris-based artist Vivienne Mok. Drawing inspiration from Robert Frost’s “Fire and Ice,” Mok has masterfully captured the dual essence of fragility and strength, embodying the interplay of opposing elements and emotions within her stunning frames.

“ Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.”


Photography/Styling: Vivienne Mok Hair & Make-up: Vivienne Mok Model: Celine @Scout Sweater: COS Dress: Mes Demoiselles…Paris

Every click of Mok’s camera lures the viewer into a dreamy world where time seems to have paused, allowing beauty to blossom undisturbed. The vintage settings and outfits contrast brilliantly with the contemporary aesthetic of the model, Celine @Scout, reflecting a seamless blend of the old and new, the timeless and the transient.

In “A Secret Garden”, Vivienne Mok is not only the photographer but also the stylist and makeup artist, intertwining these roles to create a harmonious visual story. Each image exudes a subtle charm, further enhanced by the delicate balance of light and shadows, textures and tones, and the ethereal charisma of the model.

Whether it’s the soft elegance of a COS sweater or a vintage dress, or the bohemian chic of a Mes Demoiselles…Paris dress, Mok utilizes fashion as a language to narrate her visual tales. These pieces become integral elements of her composition, weaving an exquisite visual tapestry in tandem with the model’s natural allure.

“A Secret Garden” presents an intriguing dialogue with Frost’s poetry, with each photograph echoing the theme of destructive beauty inherent in his verses. This series invites the viewer to ponder the intricate complexities of human emotions, represented through the mesmerizing interplay of fire and ice, desire and hate, destruction and preservation.

Through her lens, Vivienne Mok invites you to enter her secret garden, to explore its hidden corners, and to appreciate the sublime beauty that lies within. Follow her journey through her website and Instagram @vivienne.mok, and prepare to be captivated by her unique vision and masterful storytelling.


Photographer | Vivienne Mok
Instagram @vivienne.mok

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