JON MAXIMILIAN VÅGA SANDBU: PiNK
Jon Maximilian Våga Sandbu has some outstanding photography in his portfolio. A lot of his work features portraits with a strong and sometimes subtle use of colour. I find his choice of subject matter here, an overly feminine model with plenty of body modifications quite intriguing. The mood throughout this series feels both warm and cold. The colour, pink, gives the series a warm, innocent feel, but then the model's pale skin and piercings give it a colder feel. Her unnaturally vivid green eyes develop the mood further, giving it a hint of surrealism. As body modification becomes more common and more acceptable in "general western society" would it be fair to say that the coldness I feel when viewing this image would not be present if I viewed it in 50 years time? Check out the whole series here, and Jon's website here.