Erwin Olaf: Grief
Photographer and filmmaker Erwin Olaf is known in the art world for his flawless style, a combination of art, fashion, and care that portrays the deepest emotions with the simplest images.
In his 2007 collection, Grief, Olaf uses highly-stylized and digitally-manipulated fine art photography images to portray grief, loss, and longing through glamorous characters donning classic retro garb. As described by Cool Hunting at the collection’s debut, “Lone figures wearing perfect clothes and waiting in perfect rooms stare woefully at the floor or out the window, or wipe tears from their eyes.”
Grief brings a new face to loss, a beautiful one, that embraces a contemporary fine art photography reaction to the end-of-life.
See the full collection here.