Thank you for submitting so many amazing images! It was really difficult for us to decide! Be sure to check our our winners in both categories: Still Life & On Figure
Classic and contemporary at the same time.
Location: Follonica, Italy Studio: Studio Adrenaline
The images with the snake showcase Graduating Latchmi in white gold. And the angel photos show Gem Kolo in rose gold and diamonds.
Location: Griffith, Indiana, USA
Inspired by childhood icons and my Filipino heritage. Alisa, my subject, wears the Athena, Hannah, Tesseract, Cabs and Cups, Mini Kandy and Afghans. When I was younger, the Mary Magdalene was the poster icon of who I wanted to resemble. I remember taking the motorcycle taxi in the Philippines on dirt roads to go to church, not for me, but to make my family happy. That being said- the art in the churches and representation of Mary, her halo that resembled a glowing yellow gold crown, her tears that looked of moonstone, her eyes filled with a glimmering sadness, her gowns of glistening white gold flake, and her skin of rose gold tones always astounded me. This shoot isn’t meant to be perceived as religious take, but more so a representation of my culture that is filled with magnificent colors and the strength of the sun. Growing up in the South of the US, our community sticks close together so that not one of us ever feels alone or foreign. My mother always introduced me to beautiful jewelry from my Lola, and I’ve grown up admiring Filipino tribal jewelry, which inspired me to fall in love with body jewelry and BVLA specifically. They say that rose gold is going out of style- but I wear it because it reminds me of the warm tones of our skin underneath the sun in the Philippines. In this project I really wanted to bring representation to my culture through jewelry.
Location: Charleston, SC, USA Studio: Museum of Living Art
Black & White
Location: Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan Studio: Gate Bridge
Mirada means "look". When I see bvla jewelry i can't help but look and study it because there's so much detail. Whether its the design, the setting, or the stone itself you can't deny there's a lot to see when admiring a bvla jewelry piece. When photographing the first subject I wanted to emphasize how much there is to LOOK at. My model has been collecting for years and it's incredible how all the pieces are so cohesive aside from all being different. During my self-portraits, I wanted to show the viewer how I look at myself through my lens. I see a cheesy big smile and someone who likes to show off their jewelry even if it's on their teeth!
Location: Midwest, USA Studio: Identity Body Piercing
My lovely "Hannah" philtrum jewelry paired with ones of my favorite flowers : roses and renoncules. I wanted poetic and delicate vibes here. I was inspired by this mix of soft and bright colors, like this piece of jewelry with rose gold and the redness of anastasia topaz.
Location: Paris, France Studio: Noci Piercing
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