Photographer Robert Kley is next up under our Young Blood spotlight to explain his shoot, Abloom.

WHAT IS THE CONCEPT BEHIND THE SHOOT?

There was a single flower someone had given to me in a small glass on a shelf in the studio. One afternoon I happened to look over at it and noticed
how much its color stood out from the light wall behind it. We concepted a simple story around that image where the model was like the single flower
against a plain backdrop. Clean, fresh, with out distractions so you could really see the colors pop and feel all of the brightness and range of the shades of spring.

WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
For me inspiration comes from everywhere. I love looking at old photographs/books from the great George Hurrel and John Engstead. Classic cinema, silent movies,
as well as films from the 60′s (Daisies comes to mind) I’m inspired by music. People are the most inspiring. I draw a lot inspiration from the people around me.
We are capable of the most horrific things, but also the most beautiful and kind. Inspiration can come from someone who adores you. Inspiration can come from a broken heart.

HOW DID YOU FALL IN LOVE WITH PHOTOGRAPHY?

I took a photography class as an elective in college when I was studying to be an architect. I remember the first time I was in the darkroom. I put the photo paper into the developer
and saw the image slowly appear. It was like magic. At that moment I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

WHAT ARE YOU HUNGRY FOR?

Knowledge. You never stop learning. There is always room for growth. To have new experiences, and take more chances. To think less and listen more. I have a wonderful team of
talented and passionate artists around me, and I look forward to the images and films we will create in the future. To be present in the moments given, and to always keep in mind that
nothing is out of reach and that the people you care about, no matter what the distance or time, are never to far way.

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Photography / Fashion

Paris Fashion Week SS15

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PFW: London Loves Paris

Published on 01 October 2014

We teamed up with some of our favourite London-based designers to host an exclusive party at Paris Fashion Week.

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PFW: Iris Van Herpen

Published on 01 October 2014

Merging the fields of art and science, the Dutch designer presented a collection inspired by a recent visit to CERN.

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PFW: Louis Vuitton

Published on 01 October 2014

Nicolas Ghesquiere’s second outing more than stood up to its impressive surroundings.

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PFW: Chanel

Published on 01 October 2014

Karl started a riot on the runway, but the clothes were what really did the talking.

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PFW: Saint Laurent

Published on 30 September 2014

Hedi Slimane mixed grunge and glam, creating yet another achingly cool collection.

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PFW: Givenchy

Published on 29 September 2014

Thigh high leather boots, corsets and chokers gave Ricardo Tisci’s SS15 collection a strong, sexual feel.

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Now Showing: Part Two

Published on 29 September 2014

We shine a light on some of our favourite brands on the Paris schedule by sharing the next section of our Hunger 7 collections story.