ORCHID sprung from a personal project during which photographer Ottilie Landmark met the zine’s muse, Orchid. Collaborating with movement director, Becky Namgauds, the project became an intimate exploration of nudity and glamour.
Orchid transformed easily between states of vulnerability, introspection and
defiance using the simple styling of a pair of shoes and one wig.
After hand printing the images of Orchid over a period of months, Landmark felt
inspired to share them in an offline format where they could be experienced
uncensored. “They are in some way super simple, and maybe that’s the point. It’s a
portrait of a person I met and felt a connection with on the day we shot. The zine is
the result of this meeting”.
The images have been shot on a variety of film types: medium format, 35mm and polaroid.
All images have been hand printed.
Orchid is a trailblazing British-Nigerian artist and filmmaker, celebrated for her
captivating creativity as a director, and her powerful presence as a performance
Ottilie Landmark is a Danish photographer based in London. Her photography
focuses on capturing the nuances of intimacy, desire, and identity, with a special
emphasis on queer and female subjects. Working predominantly with film,
Landmark handprints her images where she shapes the aesthetic outcome.