HARDWAREISM



The combination of cold, stiff and polished metal with the soft, tender and textured human skin makes a contradictory image. Bringing together two totally different surfaces, creates an unusual presence. Flamboyant body jewelry and piercings, draped over faces and torso, these visuals create a brutal imagery, while remaining artistic and beautiful in their own way. Almost looking like torture instruments, these design pieces are put into scene for a image that is disturbing and visually painful. This new kind of excessive use of  jewelry for the face is reminiscent of the costumes in dystopian films such as “Blade Runner” or “Mad Max” and even traditional jewelry from ancient tribes and cultures.