Etamine and Dandelion: vegetal art meets photography

Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-9I love flowers so much that I chose one of them to name my blog. That’s why my passion for these enchanting visual projects has blossomed at first sight! They are called Etamine and Dandelion and they are the result of the meeting between vegetal art and photography – one of the most amazing collaborations you can imagine.

Etamine and Dandelion are two series recently born from the creative union of the french photographer Isabelle Chapuis, who in her works explores the interplay between art and fashion, and the artist of Vietnamese origin Duy Anh Nhan Duc, who has a special talent.

Duy Anh moved to France when he was just 10 years old, and he has never forgotten the lush vegetation of his country of origin, which he tried to make real again through his own illustrations – in an attempt to travel back through time and space to return to the luxuriant landscape of his childhood. From there came the desire to give life to what he was already visualizing on paper, that led him to design video and art installations using flowers and all that can pay homage to the world of plants.Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-7 In Italy we call the flower known as Dandelion (“dente di leone” = lion’s tooth) in different ways. “Soffione” (something like “blowable”) is that flower of elusive beauty that, it is said, let wishes come true when you blow on it. The ethereal white part is actually the infructescence of the plant, while the flower itself is the yellow one (whose latin name is “taraxacum”, known for its beneficial properties).

Now that we have completed the botanical digression, let’s go back to Isabelle and Anh Duy: in their first collaboration, the photographer and the artist give life to dreamy flower portraits, characterized by a delicate and ephemeral concept of beauty.

DANDELION credits :
Photo :
Photographer : Isabelle Chapuis
Vegetal artist : Duy Anh Nan Duc
Stylist : Coline Peyrot
Hair : Chiao Chenet + Karine Walzack assisted by Mathieu Villalonga
Make up : Masae Ito + Maki Ihara
Models : Charlie @ WM + Terry @ Karin Models
Assistant vegetal : Olivia Brunet
1st photo assistant : Denis Mareau
Second assistant : Alexis Pichot

Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-4Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-1Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-10Etamine e Dandelion Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-6Dandelion-IsabelleChapuis-DuyAnhNhanDuc-2 Etamine (it means stamen, in french) is instead a more colorful series connected to the ergonomics of the human body: a fragile composition of thousands of petals, made ​​from carnations, anemones, irises and chrysanthemums – that harmoniously blend with the skin of the models creating beautiful vegetal creatures.

ETAMINE Credits :
Photographer : Isabelle Chapuis
Vegetal artist : Duy Anh Nan Duc
Stylist : Julie Nivert
Hair & Make up : Masae Ito & Aya Murai
Models : Donghui Wei & Kevin Lucas
Assistant vegetal : Olivia Brunet
1st photo assistant : Alexis Pichot

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