PETRA COLLINS
Nationality: Canadian and Hungarian
City of Residence: New York
Profession: Photographer and Curator

"WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL" 

As a young woman, Petra Collins wanted to experience and create work that could inspire and empower her femininity. She never found what she was looking for, so the idea of starting a platform that would allow young female artists to collaborate and get their work published started shaping in her head. In 2011 she took action and founded The Ardorous – a female art collective.

Petra’s own photographic work is distinctive in style and easy to recognize. Her images are colorful and often contain her trademark-hues, but they are also full of soft light and blurred colors. Her style is raw and realistic, yet sensual and toned down.

This year she ranked as number 10 in Dazed & Calvin Klein´s “100 Creatives Shaping Youth Culture”, listed as one of Vogue´s “40 Creatives to Watch” in 2016 - and chosen as one of “30 Artists to Watch” by Artsy.

Apart from debuting as a model for Gucci this year, the multi-talented creative is a frequent photographer for publications such as Vogue, Purple Magazine, i-D Magazine, Wonderland Magazine, Dazed & Confused, L´Officiel, Elle and Love Magazine. She also collaborates with brands like Gucci, Levi´s, Adidas, Cos, Calvin Klein and Stella McCartney. 

Her book Babe was awarded “Best Photography Book of 2015” by New York Times while her ongoing series Selfie, started in 2013, examines the power of selfie culture in teenage girlhood.

 

 

 


BJARNE MELGAARD “I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BJARNE MELGAARD
“I BELIEVE THAT THE WORK AN ARTIST ACTUALLY SHOWS IS OF HIGHER IMPORTANCE THAN WHERE THE ARTWORK IS EXHIBITED”

BOB RECINE "I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"  

BOB RECINE
"I UNIFY ALL OF MY SEEMINGLY VARIED WORLDS — OF 'FASHION', OF 'ART', OF 'STUDY' — FOR PEOPLE TO SEE THAT ALL IS INTERCONNECTED"
 

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON "...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."  

JENNY GAGE AND TOM BETTERTON
"...NO MATTER HOW BEAUTIFUL OR EVOCATIVE A PICTURE IS, IT CAN’T CAPTURE THE VOICES OR PORTRAY THE PASSAGE OF TIME THE WAY FILM CAN."
 

SYNCHRODOGS "WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

SYNCHRODOGS
"WE FIND INSPIRATION IN EVERYDAY LIFE. THE NATURAL WORLD, INTUITION, NIGHT DREAMS."

ARIELLE CHIARA "I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”  

ARIELLE CHIARA
"I ENJOY PHOTOGRAPHY AS A POINT OF ENTRY TO A SPACE CREATED WITHIN AN IMAGE, A FEELING SPACE”

 

AMANDA CHARCHIAN "I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"  

AMANDA CHARCHIAN
"I AM INTERESTED IN INTIMACY. POSSIBILITIES OF THE UNKNOWN, THE POTENTIAL HUMOR IN EVERYTHING, THE PERFECT BALANCE OF NATURE"
 

LEA COLOMBO "I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"  

LEA COLOMBO
"I JUST TRY AND CAPTURE THE MOOD. I ALSO NEVER SHOOT FLASH, ONLY NATURAL LIGHT — AND I THINK THAT MAKES A BIT OF A DIFFERENCE"
 

ISABELITAVIRTUAL "I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

ISABELITAVIRTUAL
"I’M USED TO WORK WITH WORDS AND CONCEPTS AND APPLY THIS MENTAL PROCESS TO MY INSTAGRAM PICTURES THROUGH TITLES WITH DEEPER MEANINGS OR LITTLE TWISTS TO MAKE MY FOLLOWERS SMILE"

CHARLIE ENGMAN "PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"  

CHARLIE ENGMAN
"PHOTOGRAPHY IS AN EXPEDIENT WAY TO COPY AND MOLD SOME VERSIONS OF REALITY"

 

PETRA COLLINS "WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"

PETRA COLLINS
"WOMEN´S EMOTIONS ARE CONSTANTLY LABELLED. ANY SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM SO-CALLED PLEASANTNESS, AND WE ARE LABELLED AS HYSTERICAL"