Yvonne Todd's wardrobe is a tale of flannel shirts and Victorian-era gowns. As for the eminent photographer’s subjects, with their heavy eyeliner and doll-like lashes, like divas of a demi-monde in the 60s, 80s or today, how they’re dressed is “vastly removed from my everyday world”, says Yvonne.
As one of New Zealand’s foremost image-makers, she describes her photos as a lens through which glamour, the psychological, perversity, aspiration and the ridiculous can be interpreted.
But don’t confuse the art for the artist. “There’s something of a dichotomy between what I wear and the clothing I use in my photographs.”