Dream Sequence is Sylwana Zybura aka Madame Peripetie's award-winning photographic book project. It oscillates around the portraiture of unconventional fictional figures seen at the crossroads between fashion, photography, performance and art. The main inspiration has evolved from surrealism and film, while considering the philosophical concept of the beautiful and sublime.
All the protagonists were shot in-camera with minimal retouching involved. As part of this in camera process, body painting, prosthetics, wigs, unusual 3D make-up techniques as well as real flowers were used in order to enhance and distort the bodies of the models. At the moment Madame Peripetie is running a crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo in order to raise funds for printing the striking designed book that is planned to be published in Jan 2014.
The series was initiated in Germany and originally styled and conceptualized as a solo project. I continued the project in London, where I have worked and developed its visual nuances with a regular team who have constituted the core of the project - stylist Stella Gosteva, and make-up artist Marina Keri. The series won The seltmann+söhne Advertising Award in Germany, the Double Gold at PX3 in Paris, and recently received an honorable mention at the International Photography Awards in NY.
~~~ Madame Peripetie