The photography editorial 'Icons' focusses on the duality of womanhood, being either adored and fetishised or scorned. Also, it asks the question why we have the need to put people on a pedestal like we do with supermodels or Hollywood stars. And why do we transform women into Icons yet still only divide between Mary and Madonna? Are these processes of idolisation merely a camp reminiscence of the religious rituals that were much more profound in society in the past? Most importantly: What does the perpetual creation of Icons say about us as a society?
"Womanhood; the sacred transcendence to holy mother or madonna. A camp travesty of the female form.
Forever at odds with Eden or the snake. Forever veiled through sin.
The icons we worship are no longer Gods / A slight disintegration of the customs of faith.
We are, after all, what we believe at heart. To who do we pray, but the sum of our parts?"
Lola Noir is a multidisciplinary artist primarily focussing on Photography, Prose & Poetry.
Currently based in Amsterdam.