A KALTBLUT exclusive menswear editorial. Photography by Alejandra Vera Matos. Model is Hector Fuertes. Fashion by Jesús Ming & Raquel Dren. Design by Pablo López. Producer is Tatiana Fdez.
“The search for new horizons and means of subsistence. The man has consumed more resources than the Earth can regenerate… in a not too distant future, a large part of the water reserves will disappear. Contemporary man tries to fight against this and try to come to the path of his ancestors looking for new synergies, moving away from the hierarchical, dimensional, directed and destructive nucleo.
SOLARBABIES are an example of a collective that assumes these circumstances and tries to cope with them, creating a new concept of personal and social development. scarce resources will begin to run out on the surface, so the SOLARBABIES get into a second stage: R.A.M. They will need to look for other ways of subsistence, creating tunnels inside the Earth. This implies an exit from the group, a search for these resources and of themselves. SOLARBABIES last collection talked about the importance of belonging to a collective, R.A.M. analyzes the relevance of the “I” and its possibility of survival outside the community.
An “I” that faces a struggle in solitude, without forgetting the group but being aware of the importance of knowing and recognizing oneself outside the collective identity. Our own judgments and those of others and the elements that describe the individual are the main concepts that define R.A.M.
With D.M.T. we get into the last episode of this trilogy, a time of attrition, decadence and the end of natural resources. Solarbabies will fight for their life, while experiencing the last trip, a limbo between life and death and a dance with the 5 senses, the path to sensory reality.” – Alejandra Vera Matos
Alejandra Vera, originally from Perú and based in Madrid, is a female photographer and artist cofunder of Estudio ATLAS, a multidiciplinary creative studio. Through her photographs she tries to find beauty in the everyday and banal situations, the details that for someone would be ugly or simple, for her are pure gold. She´s currently investigating the aesthetic of the ambiguos, the relation between fashion and gender. She´s always experimenting with different photographic tecniques, and use the analog photography as a everyday tool. Her work is mainly inspired by classic painting and sculpture, cinema and music.