In Blood Red – Photography by Ariel Belle
By Rollerblade on September 19, 2011
Ariel Belle is an English artist/photographer living in Bath, UK. She turns photographs into individual artworks – gothic fairy tales, dances macabre, distant memories, otherness, otherworldliness, times gone by, death and decay are all preoccupations.
Along with portraits, Ms Belle is also fascinated by making photographs look aged and old, like they are from some bygone lost age. Her work is often based around sexual deviance and repressed female violence, exploring a new extreme feminist perspective.
Ariel Belle’s influences include: Jan Saudek, China Hamilton, Oscar Wilde, Frida Kahlo & Angela Carter. She only photographs special individuals, capturing more than a face – capturing their essence, what makes them different and unique in the world.
Says Ariel, “Along with my sincere thanks, I hope I have done justice to my wonderful, giving friends who have all been photographed by me”.
Ariel Belle is also well known on the fetish scene in her other incarnation, Mistress Sidonia von Bork of The English Mansion, where she produces femdom movies. See www.theenglishmansion.com
The English Mansion is a sponsor of Skin Two at Arousal on Saturday 24th September