Sunday, 29 November 2009
You can always judge a person by their shoes
London and Berlin-based photographers Kate Bellm and Dylan Donv are the visionary artists behind their new exhibition “In their Shoes”, currently showing at Galerie M. H. Karst in Paris. With an eye for an interesting photo the pair were inspired by a pub carpet that was, you guessed it, covered in shoes. They then set to work snapping the footwear of models, friends, homeless people, strippers, celebrities and even Prince Michael of Kent’s tassled brogues. Dylan says, “It could be someone close to us, or a total stranger. It doesn't matter as long as the picture is interesting. The great thing is that if you shoot a stranger’s or a celebrity’s feet at some party, they don’t even realize or care, because it’s not in their face. For the "In Their Shoes" coffee-table book I want each picture to give the name of the person, the shoe brand, location and the date. I think it’s interesting to see who used to wear what and where. Imagine in 15 years time you will see a shoe picture of Madonna in front of some restaurant in New York and you will be saying "Yack!", was she really wearing those horrendous shoes?”.
The exhibition is running until the 30th November, 30 rue de Malte, in the 11th arrondissement)
For more of Dylan and Kate's work go to; http://dylansbackstage.tumblr.com/