The Spirit of Galatea | Joel Janse van Vuuren

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The Spirit of Galatea | Joel Janse van Vuuren

Underwater Fashion

The Spirit of Galatea
 by Joel Janse van Vuuren

Photography & Retouching: Ilse Moore
Art Director and Model: Elsa Bleda
Makeup Artist: Liezl Zene Oberholzer 
Lighting: Panavision, Panalux

Designer Joel Janse van Vuuren collaborated with myself and Turkish model and creative director Elsa Bleda to present The Spirit of Galatea. This underwater shoot captures the essence of the Greek sea nymph legend and explores the beauty and movement of fashion below the surface.

The signature hand dyed silk dresses swirl around the model embracing her body.

These dresses were influenced by the 19th Century, a period of discovery and invention, it saw the birth of cinema, photography and the Belle Epoque.

Joel Janse van Vuuren is a high fashion luxury fashion brand based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This underwater shoot captures the shapes of Joel Janse van Vuuren’s paintblot design process.

Elsa Bleda
Joel Janse van Vuuren

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