NICO STINGHE - from street - to portrait - in gallery


for: adidas, Diesel, Nike, 55dsl, Darklands Berlin, the Bay Canada, Boy London, Converse Canada, Ruffian NYC, Maison Simons, Aldo, CBC, Tourisme Montreal, Nylon , Vice, Tiger Japan, South African Photography magazine, Sleek , Spin, Jet Set, dress-lab, Taxi network, Icograda, iDN, Place Montreal Trust, W hotels, DWR, Sid Lee, Paris, London, Berlin & NYC fashion week, CTM music festival, K7, Azrii and iii, Tim Hacker, Brandt Brauer Frick, Galerie Pangee, Stronach Family


Masques and Perfumes: we all have them , we all wear them if not we feel naked, too close to the animal. what will you photograph now ?



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Nico Stinghe's art is provocative, and high in emotion. Disturbing at times, his photos and short films are often charged with tragedy and present a direct challenge to the viewer. Who is this girl? Is this for real? Inspired by the fashion industry, Nico often asks his models to participate in the shoot by making their own costumes. This adds realness, we are not modelling haute-couture here...are we? Photographer, filmmaker, architect and multi-media artist, Nico loves anything glam, the absurdity of things, the magic of dressing up and putting on makeup. Colours, glitter and sluts meet the sad and unfortunate. Nico likes people who have something to show, something to say,... a story to tell. This is where crisis and beauty meet, where aesthetics merge with fashion and theatricality. He flirts with abstraction and design, simply for the sake of seeing the beauty of carnage in slow motion. NYArts Magazine