The work of London-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Annie Collinge has a tinge of dystopian fantasy. Her photographs find beauty in darkness and melancholy - or perhaps the other way around. The images are somewhat of a riff on the idea of paradise: from the haunting images of The Underwater Mermaid Theatre to the stills of doll heads in Unwanted Objects.
As photography is a window, Collinge's Collage Sketches are the antique mirror, foggy and cracked in the corner of the attic. Her use of florals is breathtaking; few artists can successfully sever florals from their dainty stereotype.
For fall/winter in the fashion landscape, I am drawn to the idea of a moodier floral. Whereas flowers are tied to springtime and sunshine, these blooms do not emerge until after dark.
Collage sketch credit to Annie Collinge