Psych Beauty - Rebecca Handler & Akira Beard Collaboration


Conceptual photographer Rebecca Handler recently teamed up with expressive painter Akira Beard to create the series “Psych Beauty”, a project channeling an era of vivid color and kaleidoscopic imagery reminiscent of a psychotropic lucid dream.




 

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Conceptual photographer Rebecca Handler recently teamed up with expressive painter Akira Beard to create the series “Psych Beauty”, a project channeling an era of vivid color and kaleidoscopic imagery reminiscent of a psychotropic lucid dream. Akira’s brush strokes come into being with Rebecca’s visual direction creating emotive silhouettes that emerge from clouds of color. The collaborative effort results in portraits with a feel akin to a slightly surreal illustration.
The series release coincides with the grand opening of Rebecca’s newest space Ruby Bird Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. A theme of psychedelic sixties set the tone where attendees became immersed in the world Rebecca and Akira created with face painting, absinthe spiked cocktails, and a trippy dance experience courtesy of projections and green screen rooms.

For original work and studio inquiries contact: info@rubybirdstudio.com
Original art images courtesy of Rebecca Handler.
Event photography courtesy of JJ Darling

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Psych Beauty - Rebecca Handler & Akira Beard Collaboration


Conceptual photographer Rebecca Handler recently teamed up with expressive painter Akira Beard to create the series “Psych Beauty”, a project channeling an era of vivid color and kaleidoscopic imagery reminiscent of a psychotropic lucid dream.