This series of photos was born out of a collaboration between Alex and artist Lang Leav (aka Akina). Both fans of storybook imagery, they developed an idea that quickly expanded into a massive creative undertaking. The shoot took two very long days and 46 cast and crew. Other key collaborators include Pia Leong (production designer), Sivear Ung (milliner and physical character development) and Abbie Muntz (retoucher).
The Clash! series tells the story of the epic struggle between two characters – the good Liliput and evil Snow White. Snow White is a twisted version of the traditional story version – a Mrs Havisham type character who broods in her lair and reflects on her days of glory. She hoards everything she’s ever had such as cages and whatever is still living, and it all slowly rots with her. Liliput is the travelling mage who bonds with all the forest creatures. Both are beings of power, but when Snow White abducts one of Liliput’s animal friends and sticks him in a cage, Liliput takes her revenge and sticks Snow White in that same cage to meditate on her failure.
Floor Talk by Alex Weltlinger and Pia Leong Saturday 19 May 2 -3pm. Pia is the key collaborator and production designer for the CLASH series.
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