His latest project, ‘Sexxfashion’ series as seen below, he engages us in an evocative play of light and color ; suggesting shape through the use of sheer fabric which almost looks like lurex tightly puled over the body. The result are strange, creepy almost fetus like images, perhaps Wickbold is using this as an investigation of anonymity within a creative context..
Wickbold has worked in numerous artistic genres including poetry, music, and he studied television broadcasting. He has no formal education in photography, however Wickbold believes that “photographic technique is so basic that what truly makes the difference is feeling and composition.” As he began his journey into photography,he took a year off and drove around Brazil photographing any and everything. His talent is evident in the images below……..able to take so many different kinds of images.
Brazilian born, Sao Paolo based photographer Gabriel Wickbold is 27 years old and self taught, ”I picked up some tips from my photographer friends, and made a research laboratory in my studio,” he recalls. “Every day I discover how to do different kinds of lighting. But for me, it’s about much more than the perfect lighting setup. It’s about the perfect vibe.” His bright color palate and passionate sexual energy seem to scream of his nationality, Brazil is pure rawness with a sense of pride in the half naked bodies scattered throughout . There is not much puritan thinking down there, and Wickbold’s wet,sticky series “Sexual Color’s” is a great example of that.
May 25 13 @ 5:50 PMJames Murphy and Special Guests at Grand Prospect Hall
May 26 13 @ 5:54 PMOneohtrix Point Never at Saint Vitus
May 27 13 @ 6:01 PMA conversation With James Murphy
May 28 13 @ 5:46 PMNaoaki Funayama: X-don at Ouchi Gallery
May 29 13 @ 6:06 PMMarina & The Diamonds and Charli XCX
May 30 13 @ 6:10 PMLee "Scratch" Perry at Le Poisson Rouge
May 31 13 @ 6:15 PMAzari & III at Highline Ballroom
Jun 07 13 @ 10:42 AMThe Govenors Ball NYC Music Festival
Aug 28 13 @ 3:55 PMVenice Film Festival
May 02 13 @ 2:18 PMMedium Concepts Sample Sale