What’s your idea of a fantasy world?

When you’re limited only by your imagination, fantasy can be anything: a world far removed from our own, where nothing looks familiar and everything bewilders the human mind, or a surreal dreamscape that’s just a step away from our own reality, where the smallest twist has us questioning what’s real. Michael Bowie’s shoot Fantasy opts for the latter. In Bowie’s visual fantasia, reality is much like our own only with proportions extended and distorted.

Set between the Bellingham Maze and Sunshine Beach, Bowie’s shoot uses a specially designed dress – one that’s 20 metres long from neck to end of train – to create the other-worldly optical illusion. This floral masterpiece becomes the twist on reality, a vibrantly printed sail in one shot, a wall of fabric in another.

20 meter long dress

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Fantasy by Michael Bowie
Fantasy by Michael Bowie
Fantasy by Michael Bowie
Fantasy by Michael Bowie
Fantasy by Michael Bowie
Fantasy by Michael Bowie

Model Madelyne Moody is the towering occupant of Michael Bowie’s (www.mbowie.com) fantasy world, with hair and makeup by Andy Roache kept simple and slick to ground the reality in our own. View the full shoot by clicking on the gallery.

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