Prepare to immerse yourself in the stunning visual narrative of Vivienne Mok’s photography series “Into the Sea”. This collection blurs the boundaries between the vintage and the contemporary, reality and fantasy, captivating the viewer with an evocative interplay of light, colour, and nostalgia.
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Drawing inspiration from Robert Frost’s poem, Mok crafts images that echo the transient beauty and inevitable ephemerality of nature, thereby creating a compelling discourse with the timeless words of Frost. Each photograph in the series, through its carefully curated setting and vintage attire, invokes the romance and melancholia of a bygone era, while the youthful vibrance of the models Marysia and Tola at Visage Dresses brings a contemporary relevance to these visual narratives.
“Into the Sea” is a testament to Mok’s multifaceted talents as not only a photographer, but also a stylist and makeup artist. The harmonious blend of hair, makeup, and styling lends an aesthetic consistency to the series, with each element working in concert to realize Mok’s artistic vision.
Victorian blouses and skirts, vintage hats, and Topshop dresses serve as more than mere attire in these photographs. They become characters in their own right, contributing to the atmosphere of each frame, and enhancing the ethereal charm of the models.
Whether you’re a lover of photography, a vintage fashion enthusiast, or a connoisseur of art, “Into the Sea” promises to transport you to a world where past and present coalesce into a captivating visual feast. Let yourself be drawn into Vivienne Mok’s enchanting realm, and witness the extraordinary beauty she weaves with her lens.
Into The Sea
“Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down today.
Nothing gold can stay.”