‘NARCISSUS’ BY COLLIDE – SEEN ON THE NEW METAMORPHOSIS ISSUE
Ovid, the author of The Metamorphoses, is credited with our knowledge of the myth of Narcissus. In this myth, the son of a water nymph – who, according to the oracle’s prediction – can only live as long as he cannot know his image. When he sees his mirrored figure by the water, he has his metamorphosis completed. Two aspects of this myth catch the attention: the mirror formed by the clear water of the fountain, in which Narcissus contemplates and falls in love with his image, and his metamorphosis, or transformation into the narcissus flower. How I wish I could separate myself from my body.
The narcissistic notion refers to the question of the origins and constitution of the human being – how they transform, reshape and rebirth – not only physically, but psychologically. Body, image and psyche are in a constant state of mutation thus catalyzing this tendency of movement, rediscovery and the start of change. A concept of unlimited transformations of the human being, the multiple and recondite shades of each.
creative director & producer LAURA MENDERA | COLLIDE
styling OUMAYMA EL BOUMESHOULI | COLLIDE
photography & co-producer ÄMR EZZELDINN | TEMPLE ARTISTS
model VALERY KAUFMAN | ELITE MODEL MANAGEMENT
makeup artist ROMAIN MELCHIOR | PECKBAGAGE
hair styling BEN MIGNOT | PECKBAGAGE
styling assistant NILOFAR YAQOUBI
photo retoucher ABRAHAM FERNÁNDEZ