May I Introduce . . .

These images left me speechless.
I shall simply note that this is the remarkable work
of Christian Tagliavini . . . . who says this about his work -
" I build up stories and dramatize them using photography
and creativity as a skillful artifice, at the same time being
author, stage designer, costume designer, casting director -
and photographer."

Sir -
Were I a contemporary Medici, I would rush to commission you
to create my wardrobe and immortalize the family in portraits
which would hang in my castle . . . . designed by Axel Vervoordt.

But of course !

All images from the 1503 series : Christian Tagliavini .


vicki archer said...

Extraordinary Judith......xv

Yoli said...

Judith I am speechless!

Ingrid Mida said...

These are stunning! Right up my alley Judith. I hope all is well.

Linda Sue said...

GEEZ what's UP with the necks- and I do mean UP- like a telescope. I do hope that these photos are some sort of trick- can you imagine trying to keep your head from tilting off it's axis with out the support of the very stiff collar? Yikes! Ouch! They are really stunning and beautiful in spite of the neckage...

Cote de Texas said...

freaking amazing. these are stunningly beautiful.

Pearl Maple said...

Thanks for sharing with us
Love the drama about them

Carla said...

Hi Judith, these images are gorgeous. The colour palette divine and the light.. what more can I say. I love them. Thanks for sharing. Carla

alaine@éclectique said...

They're wonderful...and I was amazed at the long necks, too!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

amazing! - and a tad disturbing.

but mostly, amazing!

I hope all is well with you - I've had an autumnal blogging hiatus, but am back with full steam.

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

I would love to step outside and see everyone dressed like this! I even like the long necks. Beautiful colors. Marvelous.
Happy holidays, my dear....
Catherine xx

Alisa said...

Oh, oh, OH!!!
I LOVE these!! I love fashion that plays with shape, so these are my nivarna. How fantastic, thank you Judith! There is always something brilliant to discover over at yours. : )
Ps. I've been away from the blogiverse for a while (love your beach bathers post ~ gorgeous!) so this is the first time I've seen your new banner... And I adore it! I spent a lot of my teenage years wishing I'd existed in that very era. : )