Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Anthony Maule

A weird, wired, electric, quiffed, coiffed and twisted world is the one seen by photographer Anthony Maule, who has been creating powerful and strange editorial work over the last six or seven years. Photographing hairstyles like no one else, Maule seamlessly moves from ironic reinterpretations of naff 'barbershop window shots' to epic bouffants on men and women, and seems able to create something fresh and unexpected nearly every time. English-born but based between New York and Paris, Maule frequently collaborates with Guido Palau, one of the best hairstylists working today, and together they reinvent typical notions of beauty. Maule is also only too keen to experiment with tech' tricks with his photographs too, distressing, stretching and warping images to ramp up the weirdness. He does also shoot more commercial work for advertising clients - including a rather fabulous jewellery campaign for Alexis Bittar featuring Joan Collins - but its his daring editorials for titles like Arena Homme Plus, Interview and Fantastic Man which really impress.

All images © Anthony Maule

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