Hair by Nadia Semanic
Photography by David Mannah
Styling by Emma Cotterill
Make Up by Becca Gilmartin
BLOOMS OF SUNRISE , a collection by HAIRSTYLIST Nadia Semanic
“Blooms of Sunrise” was originally inspired by the surrealist master- Salvador Dali. Dali’s images capture an almost hallucinogenic and dream like state, which draws the eye in, seamlessly including elements that are disturbed and confronting, yet hauntingly beautiful.
Rather than a slavish attempt to recreate the images of this consummate surrealist, this collection interprets the recurring symbolism of Dali. It evolves the concept of surrealism to encapsulate a real sense of disturbance, with specific reference to the iconic work of Alfred Hitchcock and his dark psychological undertones and portrayal of heroines.
Lighting was integral to capture this, working with a yellow top light and contrasting cooler aqua backdrop to create a dramatically unnerving visual. This sense of disturbance was exaggerated by the delivery of a strong black edge. Styling was inspired by Dali’s collaborator and fellow rule-breaker, Elsa Schiaparelli, and her intricate couture work in the 1940s