Check Out This Spliced-Up Editorial By Jesse Draxler and Ben Cope
Gel is an experimental, kaleidoscopic editorial that we can’t stop staring at. The images, shot by photographer Ben Cope, were transformed into collages by artist Jesse Draxler, and they’re elegant, disconcerting, and totally trippy. Draxler described Gel for us, saying that “the nature of all energy is that it is unformulated, although it is not formless in the sense of some sort of goo, which is just a featureless mess. It simply means that at the basis of everything, there is something that could never be made an object, and discerned, figured out, or explained.”
Draxler is an LA-based fine artist, illustrator, and designer. He says that his art tends to explore themes of profound confusion, absurdity, technological singularity, and nihilism, presented as artifacts in his own personal mythology. We’re into it. Gel was also styled and produced by Richie Davis, who chose a sci-fi vibe for the shoot. It definitely comes across in the clothes, dystopian fashions from labels including Comme des Garçons, MM6 Maison Margiela, Eckhaus Latta, and Alexander Wang. Get lost in the pictures above.