You can’t help but stop and stare when you come across one of Inez and Vinnodh’s pictures and we’re sure that’s what most people did last month when they attended the opening of the artists’ new exhibition at the Gagosian in Los Angeles.
Better known for their unique portraits of the famous and fashionable as well as their campaigns for Valentino and Dior, this cult duo also captures flowers in a very specific way, one that is not entirely natural yet not too contrived.
According to Inez, “working with flowers is about coming as close as [she] can get to abstract painting; it’s very intuitive.” Letting the flowers do what they will allows the photographers to bring about the “heroic” side of each subject.
We’re so used to seeing flowers pictured as beautiful creations that these botanical portraits strike us as a bit weird and slightly unsettling. Do you feel the same way? Are these blooms beautiful or bizarre?