Biba/Flapper

Hi guys!

In cinematography, the use of light can influence the meaning of a shot. For example, film makers often portray villains that are heavily shadowed or veiled, using  the image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single colour, usually black, its edges matching the outline of the subject called silhouettes.

Techniques involving light include backlight(silhouette), and under-lighting(light across a character form).

Biba

I have always been fond of the silent and nostalic era of the late 20’s, early 30’s. Cinematic teqniques, jazz music and the promiscuous decadence of the night clubs. People back then were struggling with post war trauma and the women were most affected in all senses by those effects. They no longer obeyed strict rules of the tradition. Many of them lost their beloved men in the war and were now struggling to earn a decent living. Many of them found refuge in night clubs. They used makeup and clothes as a refuge. They liked parties, drinking and having fun. Decadence back then was a sort of slap in the face for the American government  and soon The Flapper became a general trend throughout the world.

The flapper (or Biba, trend of the late 60’s) was considered a female entertainer who would wear dramatic makeup, heavy jewelry, could sing, dance, drink, smoke and talk politics and who would heavily contribute to the export of American jazz culture to Europe.

Nowadays, the concept of the Flapper has decayed so much that it leaves me numb in pain…just like a tooth decay (which left untreated) slowly rots the tooh to its roots, cause pain and infection and the only way to get rid of that is by pulling it out….

With the help of C.P.Axenoi, my beloved photographer, editor(and life partner

Hopefully our work will inspire you to create your own flapper/biba character. If you have and questions please leave a message or write a comment below.

Biba

Biba

Biba

Thanks for vising our work! Have a great day! 🙂

E.V.Make-up( by Elena Veronica Mazilu)

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