Photos by KATE OWENS | Video by SAM SHANNON | Styled by ANDREA MESSIER CUOMO | Set Design by CHRIS MURDOCH
With Models : Elena Azzara | Nadia Araujo
Kate Owen isn’t afraid to blur the line between photos and paintings. Her work combines the elements of movement, energy, and color, and nowhere is that mash-up more obvious—and alluring—than her latest shoot.
Drawing inspiration from the works of artists like Ellsworth Kelly’s progressive use of color and shapes and James Turrell’s ability to create seemingly three-dimensional objects using light, Owen channeled these two creatives for the intriguing backdrops. “Using large block shapes, cutouts, and shadow, the set quickly took on a life of its own,” she tells us of the process. “Full of movement and with a certain musicality, the images are simultaneously hectic and fluid.”
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