American Gothic revived

The onset of spring and two people experiencing loneliness interlaced with longing. Those are quoted by Polish photographer Marta Streng as fragments of the story behind her shoot Walk of Your Heart. Beautifully stylised and richly coloured, the photos have a vintage veneer that compliments the Colonial-esque styling. Life imitates art in one picture that recalls Grant Wood’s famous painting American Gothic which features a farmer, pitchfork in hand, standing next to his daughter in front of Gothic Revivalist house. But the pair in Streng’s shoot, though in similar stance, garden tools in hands, having stepped out of the same era as Wood’s, have a different relationship. They seem to be lovers, or wish to be. The strict bars on their relationship are loosened by the end of the shoot, where they waltz in a rain of feathers and welcome spring with a newfound sense of freedom.

american gothic

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng
Walk of Your Heart by Marta Streng

Starring models Lena Jackiewicz & Michal Gwizd, with hair by Katarzyna Siux Ilecka and makeup by Ewa Kurowska, you can view all of Marta Streng’s shoot by clicking on the thumbnails above.

Share some style:

Want to keep up with fashion?

Once a week, we send out an update with the latest fashion trends, styles and collections.
Get yours direct in your inbox and keep ahead of fashion.

Our newsletter is spam free and your email address will never be shared or sold.
Author

Written by .

Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.