photographers, actors, designers, writers, models, artists, stylists, MUAHs, artistic directors.,.. and others alike
there is the challenge described:
In his absorbing web series http://www.dictionaryofobscuresorrows.com/ , writer and editor #JohnKoenig gives names to deep longings and vague feelings in the form of brief, beautiful videos. Subtitled "For lack of a better world". Koenig tries to create a better world by calling attention to sensations that made you think, "maybe it's just me, but…"
His ' The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows' is a compendium of #InventedWords. Each original word and its definition aims to fill a hole in the language - to give a name to emotions we all might experience but don't yet have a word for.
The author has a ferocious curiosity about the art and science of being human, especially language, mythology, poetry, and the natural world. His dictionary has been acclaimed by New York Magazine, Washington Post Express, author John Green, blogger Jason Kottke, and the guys from Radiolab Podcast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26JK_Xw_laQ
we used many of Koenig's amazing words before as the inspirational key words for our magazines in the past.
the next word is
The desire to hold on to time as it passes, like trying to keep your grip on a rock in the middle of a river, feeling the weight of the current against your chest while your elders float on downstream, calling over the roar of the rapids, “Just let go—it’s okay—let go.” Plenty of things in life come to an end, but there are some that you just do not want to let go of. There are a thousand stories that you will always remember because of where and when they happened. There are moments that we will forever hold on to, no matter how hard you need to loosen up your grip it will stay with you, but before you know it, it will all just be a blur and you won’t remember anything. You will try, and remember the things that have happened to you the summer after you are done, and then as the time begins to age, you slowly forget the memories that you made over the four years of high school. Time and memories will begin to fade away, as it goes away we will try and keep these memories in our heads and our hearts, but soon after a while your brain will slowly begin to let go of these memories so you can have more room for new memories. It may seem like no big deal, but one day you will try and look back on those memories and will not be able to recall them as well as you once had. Once the rapids come. You can no longer hold on to something you once treasured for so long, all you can do is let go, and hope that it turns out for the best. It might seem like the worst thing to do, but in the end it might be a good thing.
I want somehow though to connect such memories to the accessories you wore: hats, bags, jewelry, headpieces, shoes... It feels like you find that bag you wore some years back, you suddenly find it in your wardrobe and the memories come back: whom you were with, what else did you wear.. .what did you talk about, what did you drink and eat, and much more. If you find an item in that bag that will be even more exciting as it will be another thread to connect you , but no matter how hard you try, you will not remember everything from those days...
on the best concept / style photograph or set of photographs that will fit into the category "ANCHORAGE" with the focus on ACCESSORIES THAT BRING OUR MEMORIES BACK...
We publish the best photos in MAY issue 2020 of MARQUIS FASHION MAGAZINE.
The due date for submission is 28 April 2020 1200pm
The works of art should be sent in the form of
a direct dropbox link or direct wetransfer link
with the full list of credits and
your story of inspiration to accompany it
to firstname.lastname@example.org or in PM.
Your photos should be a highly acclaimed art in fashion - each image should be like a part of a collective story for the magazine pages therefore making it more readable for everyone who opens it.