Rebecca Forster, born 1986, is an autodidactic freelance fine art photographer. Key motifs of her photography are prejudices and identity under the shadow of role expectations. Her aim is to create a piece of art with a message behind: to picture ideas, not individuals or physical things, and to raise attention for problems of society through this. Each photo is part of a series, maybe also because of her big passion for fashion magazines since she was a teen. Fashion still plays an important role in her photography, but always remains a stylistic device only and is never supposed to be the subject of the photo. Her inspiration she finds through various sources, such as personal experiences, travelling, paintings, mythology, literature and movies. Besides her fine art series she loves to take individual animal portraits.
STUDIES IN SCARLET – Starring as Sir Simon and Sherlock Holmes: Fabian Roschy; many thanks to Brauereikeller Walsheim (location) and arkivo fotodesign for making it possible! Sir Simon actually prefers being an artist and to paint blood-stains instead of biting people. A story, somewhere between laughter and tear, about inner conflicts and homage to my favorite author Oscar Wilde.
Projects based on the question how identity is influenced by prejudice and role expectation regarding gender:
Projects based on the idea that nature has a soul which is hurt by its destruction, devastation and pollution:
THE SCREAM – models, hair & make up: Jenni, Aisha and her daughter – Part I; to be continued next month
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: TITANIA / THE LORD OF THE RINGS: RIVENDELL – model & make up: Michelle R./ PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, ARIELLE, THE LITTLE MERMAID & THE FROG PRINCE: MERMAID – model, outfit & headpiece: Heloise – Out of this wood do not desire to go: / Thou shalt remain here, whether thou wilt or no. / I am a spirit of no common rate; / The summer still doth tend upon my state, / And I do love thee. Therefore go with me. / I’ll give thee fairies to attend on thee, / And they shall fetch thee jewels from the deep, / And sing, while thou on pressed flowers dost sleep; / And I will purge thy mortal grossness so / That thou shalt like an airy spirit go. – (William Shakespeare) – horse: Cinderella (many thanks to Sabine!)