Couture parrot headdresses by milliner Justin Smith
Dramatic, ceremonial couture works of art, showcasing the skills of Artisan, Craftsman and Sculptor within Millinery. Each and every feather has been hand-cut from twin layers of fine suede in vibrant Macaw colours, while Venetian-style masks sparkle beneath in Swarovski Crystal Chain.
JUCO is a collaborative photography project based in Los Angeles that is led by Julia Galdo and Cody Cloud, a dynamic duo that first worked together at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2002. What is exceptionally special about their images is that they often appear to be more like hyper-realistic paintings by a master artist rather than real life images shot by a camera. In this photo shoot for SF Magazine, the pair shot a vintage-inspired combination of floral patterned outfits against similar backdrops and a pop of feathers in the form of vividly colored parrots.