The Unknown Room 


by John-Paul Pryor

by Wendy Bevan
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.