Saturday, June 9, 2018

Ethereal Glamour - The Fantasy of Day Dreaming

I remember the first time we saw the 1935 classic "A Midsummer's Night Dream" with Olivia De Havilland and Dick Powell, I was left completely intrigued by the ethereal fantasy in art and costuming for the film.

Of all the set decorations and costuming created for this story, for us, this particular film, epitomized the enchanting fantasy of sequins, lighting and the enigma of black and white cinematography.

There is a sort of shimmering delicacy, swathed in tulle and sheer iridescence, glimmering in lights and dainty romantic nuances - Ethereal fantasy has a distinct kind of glamour all of its own.

Dreamy and ambrosial, with misty ideas of far-away tales, such images conjure up bemused fantasies and inspire the creative. For me, collecting snippets of ideas, images and photographing my take of this 'daydreaming' luminescence aids in our own interpretation of fantasy story telling.

I believe those pretty fantasies should come out in a practical way - which is why our creative work references our own take of this ethereal glamour.