Kinga Rajzak: Crystalline.
by Alice Byrne
Kinga Rajzak stars in this truly unique and inspiring editorial spread, titled Crystalline, for the August issue of Dazed & Confused. Shot by Ruth Hogben, this magical and wondrous story is a fantastic explosion of color and energy. Styled by Katie Shillingford in looks by Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Frankie Morello, Kinga is dynamic and energetic in her posing. The August issue of Dazed & Confused is actually focused around the musical icon Bjork, and it is after one of her songs that the editorial is named. Every image looks like it takes place in a psychedelic wonderland, and I completely love it.
Ruth Hogben is often more well known for her work as a film maker, with a lot of her work appearing on SHOWstudio. She assisted Nick Knight between 2005 and 2009, and I really feel that you can see an influence from his work in hers, though it is hard to pin point exactly what it is.
There is a swirl of movement and shape in these photographs, there is a certain fairy-tale atmosphere, which I think comes though the use of color. Kinga looks out of this world in these images; I think it is such a strong editorial. If it were possible to eat a photo, this would be the editorial I would want to chose. Every image is exceptionally gorgeous and I wouldn’t even begin to know where to start choosing a favorite.