This month I want to talk to you about a project we at MGI had in mind which involved a female model from Australia, an international photographer and two unique locations; the idea was to show that two worlds so far apart, like modeling and marble, can indeed sit side by side.
Our day begins at the ARKAD Foundation workshop in Seravezza; we are greeted by the owner Nicolas Bertoux, a well known artist and sculptor in the area, who lets us use his spaces and shoot next to some of his artworks; the search for unique images is fullfilled right away, with the first shots highlighting the contrast between a delicate female shape and the “rough” atmosphere that pervades the marble studio.
The set then moves to our quarry of Bianco Carrara, where the majesty of the blocks is in contrast with the slender female figure while the neutral tones of the marble are interrupted by the flashy dresses worn by our model. The final result, as you can see, is striking and shows an unexpected trait d’union, making the body of the model almost look like a newly carved statue.
I would like to thank everyone who helped us turning this idea into something concrete, starting from the photographer Alberto Baracchini, the stylist Monia Pedretti, the makeup artist Valeria Lotti, Fabrizio Dangelo who designed all the amazing dresses, the model Olivia Pranic and the ARKAD Foundation that gave us the opportunity to use its spaces; we will post more pictures of the photo shoot on our facebook and twitter pages so don’t forget to check them out. Warmest regards,
MGI – Marmi e Graniti d’Italia