August 2, 2011

full metal kimono

These stunning metal kimonos were made by a dear friend of mine, Polish artist, photographer & makeup artist Gabriela von Seltmann (née Maciejowska).

Gabi & her husband, Uwe von Seltmann, a writer & film maker, have embarked on a project that examines painful & hitherto unknown pieces of their families' pasts, when Uwe discovered that his Grandfather was an SS Officer in Kraków, & Gabi learned that her Grandfather had perished in Auschwitz. 

They spoke at a recent TED conference about how they met & were subsequently inspired to take on this difficult & illuminating piece of work.

see Gabriela's photos here

topmost photograph Andrzej Swietlik

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