We’re taken back into the kaleidoscopic amusement park that is the mind of photographer Stanley Patzold, with the shoot Coco Pops.
Turning beauty shoots into surrealist works of pop art has become something of an evolving trademark for Patzold. This time the adventure takes us to candy-coloured, cartoon-like places. Every picture has a partner picture with ties by colour or theme.
In one shot the protagonist, Coco, peers out through a star around her eye, appearing “like a super hero from forgotten times when the world needed one. And in that forgotten world everything seems to be possible.”
In another, Stanley explains, “the sun swallows dangerously and shows us that she’s gonna eat up the world. But we need the world. That worlds contains asian cultures, lands with strawberry sirup, landscapes with bubbles, crystals and smileys.”
The mix of emotion is as broad as the mix of colour. “Mysteriously, sadly and glamorously…”
View the full shoot by Stanley Patzold (stanleypatzold.com) by clicking on the gallery.