Short documentary about Jasper Abels’ fairy-tale glamourous fashion photography and his creative and personal mainsprings. How do you choose life when death is on your heels?
The fashion photography of Jasper Abels (1987) adorns the covers of many a fashion magazine. Also in his autonomous work, glamour, beauty and fantasy play a prominent role. But if you look closer, you also see a darker side, in the short documentary about this photographer and visual artist. After Abels lost both his brother and his sister to suicide, working on his photographs and collages is a way for him to stay connected with his parents, thus resisting the lure of the dark.
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