Taking inspiration from the Magic Theatre of Hermann Hesse’s seminal novel Steppenwolf—in which the protagonist discovers and kills his female doppelgänger—British artist Wendy Bevan creates a Kenneth Anger-esque netherworld of washed-out, faded glamour. At the center of the work is an exploration of androgyny and the notion of the faux queen; the model a projection of the artist’s own desire to step through a glass into a mystifying, genderless arena of refracted light and infinite possibility.
Photographer: Wendy Bevan for ellisonlee.com.
Stylist: Sam Willoughby. Model: Rebecca S for Models1.co.uk.
Hair: Robin Pawloski for dwmanagement.co.uk.
Makeup: Carol Brown for miltonagency.com.
Set Design: Petra Storrs at PetraStorrs.com.
Photography Assistant: Sir Archibald Scott and Ithaka Roddam.
Location: RGBPhotographic.com, London.