Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pulp Space Babe

This campaign for Absolut Vodka by Ellen von Unwerth in 2010 is quoting the old science fiction movies. Very nice represented by Sybil Danning in "Space 1999".

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Shoes as Art

Another example of the ad campaign of Christian Louboutin done by the photographer Peter Lippmann. Here the photo ist quoting the painting Portrait d’une Negresse (1800) by Marie Guillemine Benoist.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Great Emotions

This photo by Patrick Demarchelier was published Harper’s Bazaar in February 2002. It's quoting the famous pop-art painting "OH, JEFF.. I LOVE YOU, TOO.. BUT..." (1964) by Roy Lihtenstein.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Homage to Bladerunner

This editorial in VOGUE ITALIA in march 1998 by Steven Meisel is a homage to Ridley Scotts Bladerunner. "I have seen things you people would not believe"

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bauhaus Design

This editorial by the Photographer Steven Meisel with the model Sasha Pivovarova appeared in Vogue Italia in March 2007. It’s another homage to the great Bauhaus designers of the 1920s.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Baroque Shoes

The French footwear designer Christian Louboutin likes art and traditions. So it he worked with photographer Peter Lippmann to create a series of art inspired ads for his fall 2011 campaign.

This photo is a quotation of the famous baroque painting "Magdalene and the Flame” (1640) by the French artist Georges de La Tour.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Retro Pin Up

The American actress Carla Gugino is posing here for Vanity Fair Vanities in 2008. The photo was shot by Matthew Rolston and is a clear homage to Gil Elvgren and his famous pin-up painting "Your move" from 1964.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Cool Birds

The Brasilian supermodel Isabeli Fontana is posing here for her homeland edition of L'Officiel Brazil. The photos were shot by the photographer Jacques Dequeker.

It’s not only the birds that reminds me of "The Birds" (1963) by Alfred Hitchcock, it’s also the pose reminding me a lot of the cool actress and fashion model Tippi Hedren.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Hopper as Backdrop

These photos by Max Abadian were published in FLARE magazine in September 2009. Called "East Coast Escape" I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they remind so much of some paintings by Edward Hopper.

Hopper: Lighthouse Hill (1927)

Hopper: Ryder's House (1933)

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Amazing 50 Foot Woman

This ad for Absolut Vodka was done with Kate Beckinsale in 2010. It’s a clear quote of the good old B-movie "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman" (1958).