Maciek Kobielski has a talent for blurring the line between fashion and art photography. His images are striking and provocative, forcing his viewers into direct confrontation with his subjects, as in his stark, arresting image of Natasha Poly for our latest cover. In a new exhibition opening tonight, Kobielski adds a new twist to his body of work, with his “White Nudes” series, a contemporary take on classic nude portraiture. Featuring some of fashion’s top faces—including Hanne Gaby Odiele, Anaïs Pouliot, and Ros Georgiou—the images are sexy without being tawdry, iconic in their composition and modern æsthetic.
“White Nudes” also serves as the latest edition of The Last Magazine‘s The Last Space, a physical exhibition and curated series of events celebrating the art, fashion, film, literature, and personal effects featured in the magazine. After bringing previous issues to life for Art Basel Miami Beach in 2010 and during New York Fashion Week in September 2011, The Last Space will continue to present the creative talents featured within our pages.
Maciek Kobielski’s “White Nudes” runs through February 17 at Gallery 131 1/2, 131 1/2 Chrystie Street, New York.