Kid Acne is known to some for his hip-hop recordings, to others for his street art. In this collaboration with photographer Hicham Riad for Elle Belgium it’s the graphic art that he contributes – though these cutesy cartoon creatures play musical instruments or, in one case, rock oversized hip-hop bling jewellery as if in nod to his musical roots.
It takes a young model like Robin Hölzken to interact with these illustrated creations. That’s because youth is the time before we rule the impossible out of our imaginations: imaginary creatures might just be invisible to adult eyes. Anne Rabeux’s styling shuns high heels or anything too grown-up, fitting in with the youthful vibe of this part-real, part-animated kingdom, but still playing to spring 2012’s fashion trends.
Titled Art Power the shoot appears in Elle Belgium’s June 2012 issue. You can view it in full at the gallery above.