Thursday, 23 December 2010

fashion imagery and beyond

Madame Peripetie [peripəˈtēə; -ˈtīə| noun formal: 
a sudden reversal of fortune or change in circumstances,  
esp. in reference to fictional narrative] 
is the artistic moniker of Sylwana Zybura, 
the Dortumd, Germany based Polish photographer 
whose images took my breath away.

MA in applied linguistics, Sylwana got her BA (Hons) 
in Fashion Photography from the University of Applied 
Sciences and Art in Dortmund and works as a freelance 
exploring the boundaries between fashion and sculpture 
in her own characteristic surreal way.

photos 1-3 from “The sun is often out” for Neo2, April 2010
She might be not the only apple on the tree of fashion
photography though she developed a highly conceptual
yet personal style with post punk reminiscences and
continuous hints to art history which deserves much
admiration. Her expert work with volumes, fabrics and
patterns is completed by her genuine vision of fashion,
mocking artistic and market conventions while
emphasizing the illogical and laughable.

No wonder her opulent website shows this quote from
Alice in Wonderland: “If I had a world of my own, everything
would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because
everything would be what it isn't. And contrarywise; 
what it is it woulldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. 
You see?”

4-5 from “Warriors in the dark” Nico Int'l, 2009
Madame Peripetie collaborates with emerging fashion
designers as well in experimenting with short stop-motion
movies. Her typical works in which top-notch fashion
looks are reinterpreted through her Dadaist lenses have
been featured on Neo2, Kinki, H and Indie Magazines,
Vision China, Beijing Art Magazine, Masterskaya Russia.

6-7 archive pictures

Could someone possibly resist the beauty of her pictures?
Off with his heads!
all photos © by Madame Peripetie/Sylwana Zybura


  1. "The son is often out" photo for Neo2 is especially stunning...

    p.s thank you for your lovely comment