On 31 October, 1920, photographer Helmut Newton was born. Voyeurism and eroticism, exploitation and emancipation, submission and power are closely intertwined in the oeuvre of the polarizing artist. Stefan MILEV c/o WILDFOX RUNNING photographed for the anniversary a Newton-inspired fashion spread with top model Eniko Mihalik for MADAME. The photos by Stefan always have something mystical, surreal about them, and he combines photography with painting. In charge of fashion for the editorial was Fashion Editor Konstantin Spachis, and Sergio Bongiovanni took care of casting. We present you a glimpse of ‘The Night Owl’ here on GoSee.
Stefan Milev photographs send out rays of sensual poetry. He gives his pictures a subtle aura of mystery, and with his work is somewhere between photography and painting. Stefan Milev displays a highly artistic photographic identity towards the relationship between the model and his very personal technique of painting with light. As a result, Milev’s picturesque meaning of photographs uncover a unique and multiplex sense for the zeitgeist in photography. Milev, first and foremost recognized as a pictorialist, continues in the tradition of fine art photographers from the early 19th Century such as Alvin Langdon Coburn and George Seeley.