Graphic and contemporary, Russian designer and photographer Dmitry Bukreev’s art is an intriguing multimedia mix of fashion, jewellery and photography that feels fresh and exciting.
These images address the relationship between the strong architecture of the 1920s and the fashion of today. I used the model of the Russian art and architecture movement Constructivism and updated it through the concept of a fashion catalogue. It constituted my diploma work at ECAL (École Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne) and the catalogue is a combination of two-dimensional graphic shapes – illustrations, collages, typography – which come alive in volume and take shape in the third dimension.
I’m originally from Moscow, Russia, and now live in Switzerland where I’m working independently as a photographer and graphic designer. I love to work in fashion photography and portraits, using collages, illustrations and some work through editing.
I often search in the past for inspiration and then transform or update a style or approach into something contemporary. Therefore, I am interested in many things – visual arts, fashion, history, dance, poetry and human sexuality.
So many people have inspired me… photographers like Paolo Roversi, Viviane Sassen, artists like Egon Schiele and designers such as Martin Margiela, as well as multi-disciplinary artists like M/M Paris, Alexander Rodchenko, and Marina Tsvetaeva.
I don't really have a specific daily routine, but I do spend a lot of time on the internet looking for inspiration. Right now I’m working on jewellery collages for Novembre magazine and soon I will be shooting for several Swiss fashion designers.
Photography is my favourite medium to work in now, but in the long run, I think I would like to start my own creative agency.
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