„…What if the world we perceive was nothing but a shadow of a higher reality?“
– Plato, The Allegory of the Cave, 380 b. Chr.
We are Julia Otto and Asja Caspari from Hamburg, Germany.
Julia recently graduated in Fashion Journalism and Media Communication at the Academy of Fashion and Design (AMD) Hamburg. The series „Now that I know“ represents her much-acclaimed final thesis.
Asja works as a freelance photographer in the fields of fashion, art and portrait. She is based in Hamburg and Buenos Aires, Argentina where she graduated last year with her masters in Fashion Photography. You can see more of her work here: www.asjacaspari.com
For the series „Now that I know“ both teamed up after they met online and discovered that they share a similar aesthetical taste.
The inspiration came from a friend of Julia who was writing a paper on „Immersion and Illusion“. Immersion is the feeling of being surrounded by a completely different reality, absorbing all your attention and senses, like being submerged under water. It can happen when you read a book, watch a movie or play a video game. The boundaries between fiction and reality blur. Adventures become real.
In the editorial “Now That I Know” we wanted to portrait the feeling of being submerged in your own parallel world. You get confronted with your desires and fears and in introspection discover what else lies within yourself.
Photography: Asja Caspari @asjacaspari
Art Direction & Styling: Julia Otto @nutellajuju
Hair / Makeup: Daniela Pulina @daniela_pulina_mua
Model: Samira (Louisa Models) @samira_la /@louisamodels