Above: Made in Varma shots for Low Weakness
If you are following my blog, you must know by now that I am a big fan of Made in Varma’s work, from his signature black and white fashion shots like Twenty Six Palace Bubble Gum to the trippy edited videos and short films such as *DEMIV GALAXY FOR POPPINSCREAM, or his newest release Stress feat. Noah Veraguth & Bastian Baker – ALL MY LIFE (Noël’s Room).
So here is his latest shooting, an awesome still life serie, shot in the amazing location L’HOTEL in Lausanne. It features the beautiful shoes handmade by Swiss artist from Geneva, Low Weakness. I love the way Made in Varma captured the essence of the shoes seen as pieces of art. The artist inspiration was in fact to present the shoes like a valuable piece of jewelry, which generally always come in little boxes made out of precious wood. He wanted to show the people, that shoes are not just a vulgar object that you can buy for 1000 francs in a ridiculous box made out of cardboard.
Above: Low Weakness
Here is what the Low Weakness says about the project:
“I chose a marine theme for the shoes, which is represented in the navy-blue color, the wood which makes a reference to the wood of yachts and in the buttons which have a little anchor symbol on the top surface. Shoe size: 38.5The heel and the platform of the shoes are made out of cherry wood. They are entirely made out of leather, 100% suede.To produce the shoes it took me 6 month of work without stress, or 1 month of very intense commitment.The box is custom-made by myself. I used partly cherry wood like in the shoes, but also bird’s-eye maple and ebony. For the lock I used the same buttons as for the shoes . The inside of the box is a mould of the shoes, coated with beige rose leather, like the soles.”