Here is an inspiring collection of fashion images created by Erik Madigan Heck. To create this 2D look, which makes the images look more like vector art than photographs, he used a special print process called dye-transfer.
The dye-transfer process is unfortunately a dying art being very labourious and expensive. However, the process gives the artist an exceptional degree of aesthetic control. It can produce prints that have a richness, depth, fidelity and longevity unmatched by any other kind of photographic print.Good effort, Erik.
The collection features sculptural, origami-like shapes, whether it’s in a helmet-inspired headpiece or intricate, faceted textured skirts. To truly be able to highlight the architectural-like, full blown nature of the collection, Erik photographed and created dye transfer prints to “make the images look like paper cutouts.”