January 14, 2014

hair by herlinde koelbl

Haare (Hair) by Herlinde Koelbl | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog
Hair comes in all sorts of shapes, textures and colours and I’ve always kind of been fascinated by it. Yes, like many other girls I have a pinterest board titled “hair” (see here) where I have a large collection full of hair-spiration. But my fascination is not just a shallow self-centred one. Hair, or the lack thereof, can say a lot about a person; their personality, health, background or  culture, their lifestyle or even just their mood on a that particular day.

Herlinde Koelbl is a german, internationally recognized photographer, who for six years traveled the world, shooting images surrounding the broad topic of hair. From her adventures she published a book showcasing a fascinating insight into hair as a symbol of beauty and femininity, as well as strength and masculinity, wilderness, innocence and even sickness. The artists gives us a fascinating and intimate view of what to us, is so ordinary.

In 2011 I was visiting a friend in Konstanz, where Herlinde’s photo exhibit Haare happened to be on display. Below are a few of my favourite shots from the day.

from the exhibit Haare (Hair) by Herlinde Koelbl | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog
from the exhibit Haare (Hair) by Herlinde Koelbl  | www.alicia-carvalho.com/blog

Comments: 3


I know, I love “good disturbing”. Makes me think of the movie “Fur: an imaginary portrait of Diane Arbus”

January 30, 2014

Intentionally Blank

the really long haired ones make one wonder how they live with the “hair”

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