"In my opinion, prints and structures are omnipresent; from nature, to clothing to city architecture. My eyes are always in search of a print, yet photography opens up the possibility to create more than what you see at first."
Wardrobe and Styling: Ralph Barton & Todd Dickerson
Location: Portland, Oregon
BQ-001 is about brutal mashups. Combining rich colors, mass manufactured apparel prints and hand painted acrylic patterns, this series evokes a modern mood of constant bombardment, a contradiction of information.
*Original Better Homes and Gardens Photography provided by Alderman Studios
Linda Flores is an Austin based Photographer that has been featured in Stereogum, Austin Lifestyle Magazine and more. She is the Founder of Glim Magazine and also co-wrote and photo illustrated Jasper, a book promoting literacy.
Based in London, husband and wife team Emma and Rob Orchardson draw on their backgrounds in fine art and design to create modern statement jewelry. Their work combines a sense of playfulness with minimal geometric shapes and patterns. For Issue Five of Armoire Magazine, this team partnered with Cool Machine based out of France to create this series exploring patterns and adornment. We are happy to share a closer look into their design world, read more linked below:
Medium: Oil, Spray Paint, Enamel and Acrylic on found wooden panels
Location: Taos, New Mexico
Patterns plays a major role in my current body of work which is primarily centered around portraiture. I utilize geometric patterns to help push and emphasize the flat space as it contrasts with elements of realism. The convergence of infinite space and the figure highlight the realm of contemplation located between the conscious and the subconscious mind.
We are honored to feature this unpublished series by renowned French Photographer Jean Meziere (1946-1986)
These photographs were created in the American southwest in 1982. Using slow AFA film, mainly Kodachrome 25, Meziere was able to capture the intensity of light in a profound way. His work became characterized by strong color saturation, and a crisp level of detail due to the film's fine grain. Nearly thirty five years later, with restoration and edits from Meziere's son, Jeannot Quenson, this artist's unseen works are making their premiere appearance in Armoire Magazine. Read more from Jeannot Quenson on Meziere's life and art linked below.