Art should invoke an emotional reaction. Lust and fear are two sides of the same coin. There is beauty in everything...
Tanya Simpson of RockstarVanity Photography has spent the first three years of her career working with intriguing people in the fascinating realms of alternative entertainment; from modern pin-up beauties, tattooed fetish models and ballet-dancers-turned-burlesque-performers to theatrical effects artists and horror film actresses.
During this time, she has photographed faces and bodies, sharp things and shiny things, angels and demons, to create a collection of images spanning the genres of alternative glamour, subversive fashion, portraiture, horror and conceptual art photography.
Violently Beautiful is her first book, an artistic reaction to an increasingly sterile society, an exploration of conflicting emotions and a personal quest to express a strongly-held belief that true beauty is found in the pushing of boundaries and the challenging of perceptions.
Some images in this book may not be suitable for younger viewers.
**This is the Deluxe edition. An Original edition (7x7 inch paperback) is also available on Blurb --> http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/271196 **
I'm a professional photographer living in an old apartment with one tall husband and two small cats. I'm obsessed with pink things, shiny things, gadgetry, body modification, beautiful music, adrenalin rushes and other people's faces. I adore the unusual and unconventional and mostly work in the fields of alternative lifestyles/fashion (gothic, rock, metal, industrial, club, psychadelic, body art/modification, fetish, alt pin-up, alt fashion, alt music promotion etc). I don't work to formulas or shoot insert-genre-here photography. Art has been my passion for as long as I can remember and it's still the most important thing to me when I'm working. I believe that all photography should be artistic and memorable, whether it's for a magazine cover, a portrait commission or a model's portfolio.