Swiss stylist Yumna Mirza presenting her project for the Lampoon digital platform: «The existence of the object we desire is always a bit unsure»
Yumna Mirza: Fragments of Illusions on Lampoon
Desires come in multiple forms and colors. Like a mirage they tend to appear and disappear, leaving behind them just an echo or a trace, a fragment of time and emotion.
Where is the boundary between a desire and a fantasy? How do we differentiate an actual feeling from a psychological illusion?
This ambiguity is what this story represents. Whether the object of our desire is a person or a shoe, a body or a piece of fabric, the existence of the object is always a bit unsure.
Does she see me? Does this object really exist? Or is it a game my mind is playing? A never ending interaction between the reality of what we feel and the fantasies we create in our own minds.
These images showcase fragments of unclarity, the thin line between the illusion of an emotion – unreal and spectral and the impact of it – so visceral and grave. Bodies are heavy with attraction but the mind is unsure of its vision. Through the fantasmagorical colors of these pictures, we create an illusion whereas through the body language of our models we communicate the reality of the feeling.
If we freeze a mirage in time, does it become real?
Can we see a feeling?
Fashion stylist and art director from Switzerland based in Paris. She is represented by NewComers.
Photography Maxime Frogé
Stylist Yumna Mirza
MUA Miki Matsunaga
Hair Stylist Pierre Saint Sever
Models Maria, Oudey