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Black Swan

March 11, 2017

 

 

 

This project was originally intended to be a makeup photoshoot. However, as I was editing these images, I sensed that there was something more within them.

So I started my random experiment with photoshop, splashing different colors and applying filters, and finally ended up with this pair.

這個的拍攝原定是美妝攝影,但當我在編輯照片時,我感覺到這些畫面可以塑造成一個更加完整的故事。

於是我就用photoshop 開始了這個隨機的實驗,在照片上加了各種顏色和濾鏡,最後得到了這樣的成果。

 

 

 

 

 

 

They made me thought of Odette and Odile, the central characters in Tchaikovsky’s ballet Swan Lake. Odette was angelic, graceful, and kind, while Odile is wild, sexy, and does everything she can to steal the prince’s heart from Odette. These two characters are completely different, but most of the time they’re played by the same dancer. It’s physically and mentally challenging, and almost like there are two conflicting personality co-existing in one body.  

As the white swan presents throughout a huge portion of the play, the black swan waits for a perfect moment to take over.

Just like Nina in the movie Black Swan, people who are overly obsessed with being “the white swan” often unconsciously suppressed all other possibilities within themselves. These long-oppressed characteristics turn into another raw, magnificent, and dangerous “black swan” that eventually swallows the original self. Nina spends most of her life pursuing perfection, but in the end when she realizes that she succeeds as the reckless one, she says,

“I was perfect.”

 

這組畫面讓我聯想到了柴可夫斯基的芭蕾舞劇 ⟪天鵝湖⟫ 中的兩位要角,白天鵝奧黛特與黑天鵝奧黛爾。 奧黛特如天使般優雅又善良,而奧黛爾狂放不羈、性感且盡其所能將王子的心從奧黛爾手中奪走。這兩位角色完全不同,但大多都是由同一位舞者飾演。這在生理和心理上都是個考驗,好似有兩種相互衝突的性格共存于同一個身體中一般。

當白天鵝在整齣劇中占盡多數戲份,黑天鵝則是蠢蠢欲動,等待一個最佳時機驚豔全場。

 

就像電影⟪黑天鵝⟫的主角妮娜一樣,當人對成為無瑕的「白天鵝」過於執著、迷戀時常常會無意識的將內心的其他可能全部壓抑。這些長久受到壓迫的性格便轉變成另一種原始、迷人而危險的「黑天鵝」並終將吞噬原本的自我。妮娜終其一生都在追求精準,但當她以奔放的一面獲得最終的成功,她才說道:「我終於知道什麼是完美。」

 

xx, Winnie WYC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photographer: Winnie Chen

Model: Joyce Wu

Wearing: a tulle structure I made for random use, earrings from Vacanza

Hair&Makeup: Winnie Chen

Photoshoot assistant: Christina Wang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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