For our Pre Fall ‘22 editorial series entitled ‘Posture', we collaborated with photographer and visual artist Rita Lino to explore the art of body language through a Berlin-based cast. While Lino started out shooting for magazines, her personal practice turns the camera towards herself, as she explores the line between natural emotion and manufactured postures.
In a similar approach, an inspiration for the series is the 1979 photographic study ‘Let’s Take Back Our Space’ by German photographer Marianne Wex. Through a blend of sociology, art history, and pop culture, Wex suggests that the way we hold ourselves can speak volumes about how we see our place in the world. Wex took photographs of people on the streets of Hamburg in different positions, studying their unconscious poses and how they align with accepted social and gender codes of the time.
But as society steadily calls conventions of all kinds into question, Lino takes to the streets of Berlin to conduct her own visual study. Through her lens, body language loses some of its former labels to become both more universal and individual. Lino sits down with us to share her view and discuss the making of ‘Posture’.