These ladies by Charleston based artist Chambers Austelle are as beautiful as they are mysterious.. the bright backgrounds and white dresses make me curious about what hides behind their incredibly elegant faces. Indeed, there’s more than meets the eye:
I am exploring the complex way in which our society views women and their relation to beauty. Inspired by fashion photography and the evolution of the roles of women, I place idealized women in isolated settings saturated with bright colors, challenging the viewer to confront the dichotomy between the perception of liberation and that of confinement.
To read more about Chambers and her beautiful work, visit her website and follow her on Instagram. And if you’re lucky enough to be around New Orleans next week, you can find Chambers’ ladies at a pop up show at Saint Claude Social Club on Friday, September 8!