Know Who You Are
Know, first, who you are …. and then adorn yourself accordingly.
The more people explore the world, the more they realize
in every country there’s a different aesthetic.
Beauty really is in the eye of the beholder.
- Helena Christensen
If you were to gather all the clothes you have ever owned in your life,
you would have your autobiography.
- Linda Grant, The Thoughtful Dresser
Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma.
- John Fairchild
The employment of body marks to denote class, totems, and
families illustrates stages in the evolution of group consciousness and a
sense of corporate existance.
- W. D. Hambly, The History of Tattooing, 1925
Up, up, fair bride, and call
Thy stars from out their several boxes, take
Thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make
Thyself a constellation of them all.
- John Donne
Thanaka cream, ground from tree bark, has been used by Burmese women to
decorate their faces for thousands of years.
…Keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye,
adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
- William Hazlitt
No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
- John Donne, on the beauty of old age
It is common for men in Kashmir to use henna dye on their hair or beards.
They also wear clothes of vivid colors. A subtle mix of colorful fabrics surrounds the man’s
eyes, while his beard, like a flame, flickers from his chin.
We adorn ourselves to stand out, fit in, to establish our identity and status,
communicate our roles,
and to find our place in the world.
Oeksnehallen, Copenhagen, Denmark – Ongoing
Gallery N, Seoul Arts Centre, Seoul, South Korea – Opening on September 12th, 2012
Leica Photokina, Hall 1, Cologne, Germany – September 18, 2012
Centro Municipal de Arte Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – October 6th, 2012
Plazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy – October 17, 2012
Annenberg Space for Photography, Los Angeles – November 15, 2012
Chris Beetles Gallery, London, U.K. – January 15, 2013
Kunstmuseum-Wolfsburg, Germany – January 19, 2013
Kunsthalle Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland – June 1, 2013
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