In a society of ongoing aesthetic judgement of its people based on their choice of appearance, do their aesthetic choices make them any more or less of a person?
Exploring this question through photography, award winning Adelaide photographer Brent Leideritz is exhibiting his collection of thought provoking and striking portraits of red lipsticked women, and men with mighty beards at the 2015 Adelaide Fringe. The In Red Lipstick we Trust and In Beards we Trust collection features over 300 unique portrait photographs available to view at a one night only event at Tenth & Gibson in Bowden on 19 February 2015.
Shot over a three year period across Australia in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, and internationally in London, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York, the collection will have you exploring your own aesthetic thoughts, choices and perhaps judgements. Are men with beards wise knowledgeable gentlemen, loveable hobos or rough and tumble criminals? Does red lipstick remind you of glamorous Hollywood starlets, 80’s power executives or street workers? What aesthetic choices do you trust?
Do you think their choices have impacted upon their lives and careers? Do you perceive that these choices may have affected them socially in any way? Do you think it even matter? Find out for yourself at the In Red Lipstick we Trust and In Beards we Trust collection One Night Only event.
The collection will be available to purchase with limited, and open edition prints, a 160 page open edition magazine or hardcover 300 page fine art book.
Tickets are now on sale at www.adelaidefringe.com.au.
This One Night Only event at Tenth & Gibson will showcase the final portrait photographs shot by Adelaide photographer Brent Leideritz for his In Red Lipstick we Trust and In Beards we Trust collection including live entertainment and the fine-art edition book launch.