By now fashion photography has fully embraced awkward imagery. The tasteful and the kitsch sit side-by-side in such a way that strange juxtapositions, unnatural body language and odd props can all add up to make a successful image. Lithuanian photographer Aleksandra Kingo takes on some of these ideas in her eye-catching, surreal pictures.
A self-described “social media child” and graduate of London College of Fashion, Aleksandra accredits her success to social media savvy. Finding inspiration in image-driven online platforms, pop culture, 70s fashion and Wes Anderson movies, her bold, quirky shoots for the hyper-stylised Spanish magazine La Monda – a collaboration with Canadian set designer Camille Boyer – as well as the digital publication I LOVE YOU, show a real attention to detail. Since then, Aleksandra says she has begun to hit her stride as a photographer. “The La Monda shoot was probably the first where I managed to make every single image tell its own story, and it has set a trend for most of my work after.” Good things to come, we’re sure.