Thursday, November 17, 2011

Inspiration: Willy Vanderperrfect

We have been looking for inspiration for an upcoming shoot and in the midst of mountains of magazines and an overused Google search bar, we fell in love with Willy Vanderperre.

The Belgian Royal Academy of Fine Arts grad has a compelling way of giving his shots a smoky lift that engage the mind and really draw you in. Every shot urges you to stare that little bit longer, whether it is commercial or editorial in direction. Heralding Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud and Jenny Saville, as well as his upbringing in Belgium, as the prime inspiration for his work.

You may have come across Vanderperre in Jil Sander, Prada and Dior Homme advertisements. Needless to say his work has also featured in editorials for publications such as Vogue China and i-D.

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