The Queen Herself

Hungarian photographer Hanna Rédling enters the world of an unknown queen of kitsch… I’ve been saving hotels from the internet for years now, this is how I discovered ‘Koningin van Pieterburen’, during the time I was living in Amsterdam. Pieterburen is a tiny village with around 400 inhabitants, located up towards the North of the...

Our Third Podcast Episode Explores Skincare, Stress, and Fan Girl Culture

Episode three is here! In this instalment of The Polyester Podcast, visual artist Chloe Sheppard jumps in as guest host to talk us through everything she loves about fandom and fangirls for our ‘obsessions’ series. From following around musicians on tour to becoming a touring photographer herself, we learn how being a fan has informed...

Future Feelings

These images were commissioned for a magazine that then turned them down because “models were ugly, and not agency models” and “the pictures look cheap and “raritas” that, means “weirdos”. But the pictures weren’t meant to be about agency shots, they are about friendship: About how future relationships evolve, no genders, no “formal” things, no jealousy...

The Runaways

This shoot was inspired by gig culture, specifically that of post punk music but using the styling and soft lighting to step away from the stereotype and show vulnerability and femininity. Photographer: Nicole Ngai, Stylist: Elle Fell,  Hair: Hannah Godley, Make Up: Evie Eden, Models: Kizzie and Lucy from Nevs

FF/17

Titled ‘FF/17‘ standing for freedom in fashion, based on a predicted trend for SS/17 – underwear garments worn as outerwear. My campaign aims to normalise this fashion, and liberates women in doing so. Making a statement that women in this day and age now have the freedom within their wardrobes to wear what they wish...

Intimacy

Romance is always something I’ve been interested in when making photographs. Intimacy is something that continues to be a theme in the work I’m making. These photographs are very personal, soft, and intimate. Capturing people in a vulnerable way is also something I lean towards in my work. So even though the viewer might not...

Materials

Using found objects, clothing, and makeup, I transform my own body into anyone I want and my empty home into an audience. It can be hard to find examples of women using makeup and fashion to take control of their image in a way that isn’t meant to be attractive and I seek to fill...

Analogue Women

Analogue Women explores the ways women perceive themselves and their femininity in relation to the external perception. I’m working with young women, mainly students, stretching the limits of their confidence by putting them in front of a camera, engaging in a positively challenging process of self-discovery. Photography: Penelope Lisi Models:  Isabella, Francesca, Louiza and Chenda.