Science fiction as a genre isn’t just about entertainment, it’s about envisaging something that doesn’t yet exist but might well become a reality. In crafting stories about the future and the things that might exist in it, authors and filmmakers can create self-fulfilling prophesies: ideas for inventions that the world then seeks to bring to fruition. To put it another way, science fiction is surprisingly intwined with our own world, which is one of the reasons it’s a genre well loved and paid tribute to.
DEW Magazine’s eighth issue is dubbed The Sci-Fi issue. The cover story by Andy Long Hoang, styled by Tinashe Musara, showcases the futuristic visions of designer Pedram Karimi with all jewellery by Karimi’s collaboration with Bande Des Quatres. The looks couldn’t be more perfectly suited to the sci-fi theme, with unusual, architectural shapes that flicker and distort under the influence of Long Hoang’s photography post-production. Between the styling and digital effects, you’re left wondering if what you’re witnessing is a man or some future projection of one.
Starring model Richard Deiss, you can view all of the shoot for DEW issue 8 (www.dewmagazine.com) by clicking on the gallery.