On The Wings Of The Nightingale
Merethe Hopland @ Marilyn (NY)
Modeling is like silent acting. Regardless if we are talking of stills or motions, it's a performance of replacing words by emotions: the translation of feelings through face's expressions and body language. We'll never repeat this enough times, we'll never get the impression of being broken records when we do so. And precious examples of it are always opportunities of writing priceless entries here. Merethe Hopland by Billy Kidd, inspiration squared. Merethe is the perfect reminder that fresh never means green and the right proportion of maturity is always welcome where intensity matters. And intensity certainly counts a lot when we say 'performance' and call the model a 'silent performer' as it requires her to release a true part of herself to let us believe in the story she tells. Believe our eyes and believe in something surreal. On the other side of the lens, it takes an inspired photographer to capture the right moments and a connection between the two main actors to push imagination far beyond its usual borders.