Our newest project Death by Diamonds and Pearls is a conceptual mix between symbols from the dark ages, mythology (from myths and metaphorical characters to cult objects and social status) and a stylised present-day. The visual style is based on the joining of anachronic elements (armor, helmets, contemporary clothing from the Entrance concept store, motorcycles, accessories) and proposes to the viewer an image of a timeless space in which they are invited to reflect on the human nature.
Evoking cultural references (Saint Sebastian), historical moments and social revolt, the photographs depict the connection between the old and new while brining forth the transformations that take place after the passage of time. The photographs exploit notions such as myth, violence, greed, power struggle and duality. The world presented in these images is a corrupt one where our heroes are the ones that are suffering and being punished. Above all there is a force of justice that aims to restore order.
For example, one of the characters turns into a peacock, a symbol for rebirth in ancient cultures, a rebirth that we wanted to be spiritual.
To summarise, it is a melancholic episode about the vulnerability of beauty giving way to metaphyisical injuries.
Death by Diamonds and Pearls was selected onShort list ShowStudio
DEATH BY DIAMONDS AND PEARLS
CONCEPT / DIRECTION / CGI: CARIOCA STUDIO
CINEMATOGRAPHY: RADU VOINEA
PRODUCTION: CARIOCA / STUDIO SET
POSTPRODUCTION: STUDIO SET
CAST: SANDRA MAHVIMA, MOMO PETER SANNO, MIRCEA GHINEA, ALEXANDRA STANESCU, SANDRA.
COSTUMES: ENTRANCE CONCEPT STORE,ANA IONECI.
JEWELLERY DESIGNER: ROMANA TOPESCU TRAISTARU
FACE BONDAGE MASK: ANDREEA BADALA&CARIOCA
PROPS: COSTIN IONITA, DUMITRU HOLBAN, COSMIN CORNISOR
MAKE-UP: DORA CODITA
HAIR STYLING: LAURENT TOURETTE SALON
We want to thank Vision Research for their (unconditional) support and Slomoments for their assistance, support/help and their Phantom Flex Camera.
Special thanks to Andrei Filip, Andrei Tripsa, Andrei Bortun.
A project inspired by Entrance.