Water bottles, silicone and rivets
Armors are a reviewing of the old clothing for defense. They come from the ancient times symbology but in order to protect the needs of nowadays society. I’ve always felt attracted to the Armors as a clothing for confrontation and its giving usage through history. In many Native communities, the armor was imbued with spiritual protection as well, which sometimes was believed even more powerful than its physical aspects. Even that the armors are pieces almost out of use, this project reflects the paradigmatic social structure, putting population constantly to confrontation states.
Water is a universal symbol for change and is often present at the most important turning points in metamorphosis of the Earth. Ancient Greeks understood the power of transition hold by water: from liquid, to solid, to vapor. This armour with Water bottles speaks of the confrontation that are living with Planet Earth.
Director: Aloma Lafontana
Photographer: Adam Benet
Shoot in the snap studios, London 2013.