• Billy & Hells
  • »Côte d’Azur«

    Berlin based artist duo BILLY & HELLS latest personal work »Côte d’Azur«

    BILLY & HELLS is the pseudonym for the creative duo comprised of Berlin based photographers
    and directors Anke Linz and Andreas Oettinger.

    The Photographers met in the mid 80’s and shortly after began collaborating creatively. Inspired
    by the photographs of Irving Penn and Helmut Newton Andreas and Anke started to work in the
    field of fashion photography.

    They stumbled, more or less by coincidence, on a technique that would define their future works.
    The results were special and surprising. BILLY & HELLS’ photographs exist in a world of
    in-betweens. Their deceptively simple, straight forward portraits convey a certain complexity.
    The archetypal characters depicted in their photographs – soldiers, cowboys, nurses – possess an
    underlying sense of mystery, hinting at the duality of the sitter as well as the fictional world they inhabit.

    Seamlessly blending past and present, reality and fantasy, their photographs become a nostalgic diary,
    purposefully left open for interpretation.

    Styling: Heidi Wieser Plaetz
    Hair & Make up: Gabrielle Theurer

    >>see Billy & Hells portfolio here

     

    BILLY & HELLS - IDAH - CÔTE D'AZUR
    Idah

    BILLY & HELLS - EMILIA - CÔTE D'AZUR
    Emilia

    BILLY & HELLS - FREDA - CÔTE D'AZUR
    Freda

    BILLY & HELLS - MIRA - CÔTE D'AZUR
    Mira

     

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