The Vintage Circus project consists of a series of photographs showing the real life of circus performers, costumes and scenography designed for the needs of the enterprise. Isabel’s intention was to transfer the viewer to an amazing, colorful circus world. She was inspired by the black and white photographs of circus artists from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as the film directed by Francis Lawrence Water for Elephants. Telling the story about the famous traveling circus, beautiful costumes and an amazing show. In her photographs, Isabel wanted to express the reality of the characters by combining models with professional acrobats, clowns and jugglers.
The whole is completed by the amazing interior of the circus tent and the scenography designed by Isabel March, which are colorful platforms, clowns, crates imitating those in which beautiful assistant’s were “cut” in halfand realistic elephants heads created on a 1: 1 scale, referring to the tittle and the main character, which is Rosie the elephant.
Stylish outfits reflecting the light of the spotlights are inspired by the performances of the 1920s, rich in feathers and sequins. The photographs were taken by classical and digital techniques.