Monday, June 23, 2008

The Self-Bride by Kimiko Yoshida

There's not much in this world that I love more than a good self-portrait. Wait, I like themes a lot too... Cue Kimiko Yoshida and her series of self-portraits as Bride.

Yoshida has been exploring bridal imagery through photography since about 2000. This Japanese-European artist often employs ethnicity and tradition to set her portraits apart but she also delves into using color, iconography, religion, and sex, to inspire her portraits. Speaking of which, there are some artistically-subtle nipples a few photos down so I will warn: NSFW.

But don't let that give you cold feet. Be sure to check out Yoshida's entire portfolio because the pieces I chose for this post don't even begin to lift the veil.

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