YFW, installation - Carlton Hotel - New York 2014
Greg's fashion background influences the elaborate portraits and stylized shots for New York Fashion Week. His series includes photographs of Ms New York, Stephany Jill, and Manhattan's most glittery figure skaters.
Greg explores the theme concealed identity and constricted/entrapped beauty. The hair transforms into cages and shakles, to trap or enhance the beauty of the subject. The hair styling is by clever New York hair artist Michael Dionysiou who spent most of the Summer in New York working on the creation of a vast number of looks for these sophisticated portraits.
The installation takes place in the beautiful rooms of the Carlton Hotel in Manhattan. The dark wood paneling, solemn furniture, and the luxurious style of the rooms underline the glittery opulence of the photographs. The decadence in the portraits resonates in the rooms.