Monday, 6 October 2014

Christopher Schoonover

Christopher Schoonover is a New York based portrait and fashion photographer. One look at his photos reveals a heavy mix of inspirations: they are at once nineties grunge, seventies neo- noir and sixties kitsch. His choice of setting uses the same layering of time periods; there are bingo halls, flamingo wallpapered bathrooms and boardwalks lined with lightbulb studded cinemas. To the unaccustomed this can only be fantasy vintage Americana, but there is no denying its authenticity. New York is distilled into a mood, one that is muted, dark, and yet serene. Beautiful faces stare out of bleak carriages and light plays into the shadows.

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