The superpower within us all. Kanye has told is that he has his, and it seems like he’s not alone.
As an antithesis to Paris Fashion Week which has captured hearts, minds and headlines over the past week, we feature this unique photo essay, which see’s the lens turned on the sense of colour, character and style seen at Sydney’s Comic Con in Australia last weekend.
Celine, Saint Laurent, Off White vs Batman, The Riddler and a Jedi; they’re from seemingly different worlds (or Galaxies far far away), but they all generate a devout respect and passion from their fans.
With the boom of the influencer, Fashion Week’s have increasingly seen the sideshow of who is attending and what they are wearing becoming part of the experience.
It’s something I have shot myself a number of times in Sydney and London, and as we are seeing an increasing demand for Street photography documenting this part of the Fashion Week circus, I thought it would be interesting to give this world the kind of exposure that fashion gets.
Stylised portraits fused with reportage imagery is designed to paint a colourful picture of people at their most spectacular.
There are no designer labels here, but instead we are seeing subjects tapping into something else; something that gives them a sense of belonging, a sense of elevation, and an ability to stand out while being part of a world that celebrates the very essence of transformation.
Throughout, these everyday people seem to draw something from their transformation.
It gives them an elevated sense of being, of happiness, of strength and it makes them quite simply; super. Just like fashion really.