ROMANCING THE BLUE - fine art series.

A personal project further exploring the human condition. Polack exposes the people in this series, stripped of ideals or commercialism. The study celebrates the simplicity of beauty found within nature. See the full series here.

Christopher Polack - ROMANCING THE BLUE - fine art series.

A personal project further exploring the human condition. Polack exposes the people in this series, stripped of ideals or commercialism. The study celebrates the simplicity of beauty found within nature. See the full series here.

LEBANON HANOVER for toBe Magazine

Lebanon Hanover hold their first ever Australian tour. Polack meets with the band for a portrait session before witnessing the sold out show at 'Max Watts' venue in Melbourne.
See the Portraits here.

Christopher Polack - LEBANON HANOVER for toBe Magazine

Lebanon Hanover hold their first ever Australian tour. Polack meets with the band for a portrait session before witnessing the sold out show at 'Max Watts' venue in Melbourne.
See the Portraits here.

'MEMOIRS' fashion editorial for Alice.D

Polack's latest commission 'Memoirs' for Alice.D Magazine is a journey through the heart of a dark romantic.
Lucinda Levant @Piscillas is dressed by Harriet Crawford in Common Hours, Michael Kors, Ferragamo, the Injury and Christopher Esber.
See the full story and film here.

Christopher Polack - 'MEMOIRS' fashion editorial for Alice.D

Polack's latest commission 'Memoirs' for Alice.D Magazine is a journey through the heart of a dark romantic.
Lucinda Levant @Piscillas is dressed by Harriet Crawford in Common Hours, Michael Kors, Ferragamo, the Injury and Christopher Esber.
See the full story and film here.

'DEL WATER GAP' for Alice.D magazine

LA musician and artist Del Water Gap visits Australia for a national tour and promotion of his latest studio album. Polack catches up with DWG to shoot portraits and a short film clip, commissioned for issue 9 of Alice.D Magazine.
See the full story here.

Christopher Polack - 'DEL WATER GAP' for Alice.D magazine

LA musician and artist Del Water Gap visits Australia for a national tour and promotion of his latest studio album. Polack catches up with DWG to shoot portraits and a short film clip, commissioned for issue 9 of Alice.D Magazine.
See the full story here.

Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA

A 'thirty-six' page feature on Christopher Polack's fashion photography has been released in the 'summer' print issue of FADDY MAGAZINE USA.
The pages of Faddy have formerly been graced by the works of Helmut Newton, Ellen von Umwerth, Miles Aldridge, Greg Kadel and many of the worlds top and iconic image makers in fashion.
Polack was invited to have his work sit amongst these very pages, an honour and truely a compliment for the body of work he has created so far.

Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA
Christopher Polack - Portfolio feature in FADDY Magazine USA

A 'thirty-six' page feature on Christopher Polack's fashion photography has been released in the 'summer' print issue of FADDY MAGAZINE USA.
The pages of Faddy have formerly been graced by the works of Helmut Newton, Ellen von Umwerth, Miles Aldridge, Greg Kadel and many of the worlds top and iconic image makers in fashion.
Polack was invited to have his work sit amongst these very pages, an honour and truely a compliment for the body of work he has created so far.

'NEW DAWN - the rebirth' - toBe Magazine 5.

Commissioned by toBe Magazine, featuring Linnea Steven Jones, Ash Chen and Sarah Deni @ Priscillas models and styled by Ewan Bell, this editorial encompasses the dark beauty of a new world order.
'New Dawn' is a response to the new ideals of dystopian luxury. New romantics meets vampiric charm, woven together in elegance and sophistication.

View the magazine spreads and 8mm film here.

Christopher Polack - 'NEW DAWN - the rebirth' - toBe Magazine 5.
Christopher Polack - 'NEW DAWN - the rebirth' - toBe Magazine 5.
Christopher Polack - 'NEW DAWN - the rebirth' - toBe Magazine 5.
Christopher Polack - 'NEW DAWN - the rebirth' - toBe Magazine 5.

Commissioned by toBe Magazine, featuring Linnea Steven Jones, Ash Chen and Sarah Deni @ Priscillas models and styled by Ewan Bell, this editorial encompasses the dark beauty of a new world order.
'New Dawn' is a response to the new ideals of dystopian luxury. New romantics meets vampiric charm, woven together in elegance and sophistication.

View the magazine spreads and 8mm film here.

'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine

Lucy Markovicc stars in Polack's latest fashion commission for NASTY magazine. Styled by Catherine V, together the duo tap in to the darker side of fashion.
See the full story  here and the 8mm short film here.

Christopher Polack - 'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine
Christopher Polack - 'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine
Christopher Polack - 'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine
Christopher Polack - 'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine
Christopher Polack - 'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine
Christopher Polack - 'The Dreaming' - editorial exclusive for NASTY magazine

Lucy Markovicc stars in Polack's latest fashion commission for NASTY magazine. Styled by Catherine V, together the duo tap in to the darker side of fashion.
See the full story  here and the 8mm short film here.

'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine

Commissioned fashion editorial for the latest print issue of Schön Magazine (issue 42).
'Seen you before' was inspired by a Grace Jones era.
Taking elements from her previous music video work and combining it with Polack's architectural inspiration, the shoot shaped itself organically on one of Sydney's (Australia) most prominent beach fronts.
See the full story in print and film here.

Christopher Polack - 'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine
Christopher Polack - 'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine
Christopher Polack - 'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine
Christopher Polack - 'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine
Christopher Polack - 'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine
Christopher Polack - 'SEEN YOU BEFORE' for SCHÖN Magazine

Commissioned fashion editorial for the latest print issue of Schön Magazine (issue 42).
'Seen you before' was inspired by a Grace Jones era.
Taking elements from her previous music video work and combining it with Polack's architectural inspiration, the shoot shaped itself organically on one of Sydney's (Australia) most prominent beach fronts.
See the full story in print and film here.

Venice Bienale 2022 for ORDER Magazine.

A postcard 'filmclip' documenting a few days at the Venice Bienale 2022 in Italy for Order Magazine.
Shot on iphone. Soundtrack by Marco Fusinato, recorded live.
See the full video here.

Christopher Polack - Venice Bienale 2022 for ORDER Magazine.
Christopher Polack - Venice Bienale 2022 for ORDER Magazine.
Christopher Polack - Venice Bienale 2022 for ORDER Magazine.
Christopher Polack - Venice Bienale 2022 for ORDER Magazine.

A postcard 'filmclip' documenting a few days at the Venice Bienale 2022 in Italy for Order Magazine.
Shot on iphone. Soundtrack by Marco Fusinato, recorded live.
See the full video here.

DAVID KOMA AW22 - London

Polack was commissioned to photograph David Koma's 2022 Autumn / Winter collection for a digital show.
Shot at 'Magazine London', a newly built event space in Canary Wharf - London, the collection worn by models Laff Michelle, Teddy Quinlivan, Jourdan Dunn, Mao Xiaoxing and Blanca Padilla highlighted the beautiful details of the designer's craftsmanship.

Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London
Christopher Polack - DAVID KOMA AW22 - London

Polack was commissioned to photograph David Koma's 2022 Autumn / Winter collection for a digital show.
Shot at 'Magazine London', a newly built event space in Canary Wharf - London, the collection worn by models Laff Michelle, Teddy Quinlivan, Jourdan Dunn, Mao Xiaoxing and Blanca Padilla highlighted the beautiful details of the designer's craftsmanship.

'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.

Hannah Elyse in an exclusive editorial for Nasty Magazine.
Styled by Josie Mcmanus and beauty by Mikele Simone and Richi Grisillo.
See the full collection of photos and short film here.

....... 'Floating on the water that slowly turns blood. The color of fire, the color of anger. Slowly and unsuspectingly I feel myself drowning in it. Directed and photographed by Christopher Polack and starring Hannah Elyse.' - Nasty Magazine

Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.
Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.
Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.
Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.
Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.
Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.
Christopher Polack - 'REDRUM' editorial for NASTY Magazine.

Hannah Elyse in an exclusive editorial for Nasty Magazine.
Styled by Josie Mcmanus and beauty by Mikele Simone and Richi Grisillo.
See the full collection of photos and short film here.

....... 'Floating on the water that slowly turns blood. The color of fire, the color of anger. Slowly and unsuspectingly I feel myself drowning in it. Directed and photographed by Christopher Polack and starring Hannah Elyse.' - Nasty Magazine

'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.

Commissioned by JANE Magazine,  'Nowhere Fast' was inspired by past 'road life' tales and stories of 'self discovery' as told by Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Queen and Slim. The story aims to encourage a value in the simple things in life..... friendship, love and curiosity. It advocates to slow down.
See the full story in issue ten (10) of JANE Magazine.

Christopher Polack - 'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.
Christopher Polack - 'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.
Christopher Polack - 'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.
Christopher Polack - 'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.
Christopher Polack - 'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.
Christopher Polack - 'NOWHERE FAST' editorial for JANE Magazine issue 10.

Commissioned by JANE Magazine,  'Nowhere Fast' was inspired by past 'road life' tales and stories of 'self discovery' as told by Patti Smith, Bob Dylan, Nick Cave and Queen and Slim. The story aims to encourage a value in the simple things in life..... friendship, love and curiosity. It advocates to slow down.
See the full story in issue ten (10) of JANE Magazine.

'Human' receives honourable mention @ Paris Photo Prize 2021

The 'Human' series receives an honourable mention at the prestigious Paris Photo Prize 2021. The work will be displayed in Paris in October and shown alongside some of photography's most acclaimed artists.
Polack will also have another photo from his 'Obscure silhouettes' series (which placed 'silver' at last years event) exhibited alongside this image.

Christopher Polack - 'Human' receives honourable mention @ Paris Photo Prize 2021
Christopher Polack - 'Human' receives honourable mention @ Paris Photo Prize 2021
Christopher Polack - 'Human' receives honourable mention @ Paris Photo Prize 2021
Christopher Polack - 'Human' receives honourable mention @ Paris Photo Prize 2021

The 'Human' series receives an honourable mention at the prestigious Paris Photo Prize 2021. The work will be displayed in Paris in October and shown alongside some of photography's most acclaimed artists.
Polack will also have another photo from his 'Obscure silhouettes' series (which placed 'silver' at last years event) exhibited alongside this image.

'CELESTIAL', a hair editorial for iNFRINGE MAGAZINE

Polack collaborates with hair stylist Ernesto Montenovo on a beauty story that explores the culmination of pop art and surrealism.
The aim was to retain and celebrate a pure and raw aesthetics, eliminating the need for retouching and further encouraging the conversation about beauty ideals.
See the full editorial here and here (with the short film).

Christopher Polack - 'CELESTIAL', a hair editorial for iNFRINGE MAGAZINE
Christopher Polack - 'CELESTIAL', a hair editorial for iNFRINGE MAGAZINE
Christopher Polack - 'CELESTIAL', a hair editorial for iNFRINGE MAGAZINE
Christopher Polack - 'CELESTIAL', a hair editorial for iNFRINGE MAGAZINE
Christopher Polack - 'CELESTIAL', a hair editorial for iNFRINGE MAGAZINE

Polack collaborates with hair stylist Ernesto Montenovo on a beauty story that explores the culmination of pop art and surrealism.
The aim was to retain and celebrate a pure and raw aesthetics, eliminating the need for retouching and further encouraging the conversation about beauty ideals.
See the full editorial here and here (with the short film).

'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it

Inspired by the on going series celebrating the human nude.... Polack and stylist Keeley Dawson are commissioned by Vogue.it to produce the fashion directed editorial. The online feature also elaborates on the reasoning and approach to the 'HUMAN' project. See the full feature here.
The entire series collection will be produced into a coffee table book in 2021 under the title, 'HUMAN'. Stay tuned for further details.

Update: The 'Human' series receives an honourable mention by Paris Photo Prize 'PX3' 2021.

Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it
Christopher Polack - 'HUMAN', the on-going project, currently featured on Vogue.it

Inspired by the on going series celebrating the human nude.... Polack and stylist Keeley Dawson are commissioned by Vogue.it to produce the fashion directed editorial. The online feature also elaborates on the reasoning and approach to the 'HUMAN' project. See the full feature here.
The entire series collection will be produced into a coffee table book in 2021 under the title, 'HUMAN'. Stay tuned for further details.

Update: The 'Human' series receives an honourable mention by Paris Photo Prize 'PX3' 2021.

Polack directs film for Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia

Istituto Marangoni commissions Polack to produce the 2020 final graduates collection film in collaboration with Vogue Italia. Also having him shoot the official campaign images of the winning designs.
'EQUILIBRIUM', the spellbinding film premiers on the official 'Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia' joint collaboration website. See here.

In an ambitious production, the film attempts to push the boundaries and conformities of a typical fashion film. Polack with a background in film, having worked for the likes of Baz Luhrmann and George Lucas uses the canvas to take the viewer on a journey. He listened to the designers thoughts and feelings about their own collections but especially took in, the thoughts they had about todays world affairs, which in most cases influenced the designs they produced.
The outcome, a dark and meditative film which forces the viewer to slow down and question everything. The objective was to echoe the very thoughts of the designers by means of 'feeling'. Be it uneasiness, curiosity, anxiety, uncertainty or just wanting answers, with the finale offering a hint of hope and light at the end of the tunnel.

Polack developed the story, art directed the look, was director of lighting & photography, directed the set and finished off production by editing & grading the film, so that he could retain the strong creative vision he set out to achieve.
An equally hypnotic sound scape,  complimented Polack's 'dream' as he once again uses the services of long time collaborator 'Joris Tillmans' to produce a tailored sound that helps transport the viewer in to this multi-faceted existence.

Christopher Polack - Polack directs film for Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia
Christopher Polack - Polack directs film for Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia
Christopher Polack - Polack directs film for Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia
Christopher Polack - Polack directs film for Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia
Christopher Polack - Polack directs film for Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia

Istituto Marangoni commissions Polack to produce the 2020 final graduates collection film in collaboration with Vogue Italia. Also having him shoot the official campaign images of the winning designs.
'EQUILIBRIUM', the spellbinding film premiers on the official 'Istituto Marangoni & Vogue Italia' joint collaboration website. See here.

In an ambitious production, the film attempts to push the boundaries and conformities of a typical fashion film. Polack with a background in film, having worked for the likes of Baz Luhrmann and George Lucas uses the canvas to take the viewer on a journey. He listened to the designers thoughts and feelings about their own collections but especially took in, the thoughts they had about todays world affairs, which in most cases influenced the designs they produced.
The outcome, a dark and meditative film which forces the viewer to slow down and question everything. The objective was to echoe the very thoughts of the designers by means of 'feeling'. Be it uneasiness, curiosity, anxiety, uncertainty or just wanting answers, with the finale offering a hint of hope and light at the end of the tunnel.

Polack developed the story, art directed the look, was director of lighting & photography, directed the set and finished off production by editing & grading the film, so that he could retain the strong creative vision he set out to achieve.
An equally hypnotic sound scape,  complimented Polack's 'dream' as he once again uses the services of long time collaborator 'Joris Tillmans' to produce a tailored sound that helps transport the viewer in to this multi-faceted existence.

Polack wins silver at Paris Photo Prize 2020

Polack has won 'silver' in Paris Photo Prize 2020, in the category of 'Fashion/Advertising' for his series 'Obscure Silhouettes'. Originally commissioned by Schön Magazine!, the series will be displayed as a fine art series at gallery 'Espace Beaurepaire' in December 2020. Stay tuned for exact details.

Original archival (signed) prints from the series 'Obscure Silhouettes' can now be purchased for a limited time (September to November, 2020) by contacting Polack's studio.
To see the full series of images, click here.

Christopher Polack - Polack wins silver at Paris Photo Prize 2020
Christopher Polack - Polack wins silver at Paris Photo Prize 2020
Christopher Polack - Polack wins silver at Paris Photo Prize 2020
Christopher Polack - Polack wins silver at Paris Photo Prize 2020

Polack has won 'silver' in Paris Photo Prize 2020, in the category of 'Fashion/Advertising' for his series 'Obscure Silhouettes'. Originally commissioned by Schön Magazine!, the series will be displayed as a fine art series at gallery 'Espace Beaurepaire' in December 2020. Stay tuned for exact details.

Original archival (signed) prints from the series 'Obscure Silhouettes' can now be purchased for a limited time (September to November, 2020) by contacting Polack's studio.
To see the full series of images, click here.

Male beauty is challenged in Polack's latest editorial VORQX for newly launched OPALUS BEAUTY.

In a collaboration to push the idea of beauty and finding inspiration in the otherworldly. Make-up artist Ben Dniprowskij and Polack collaborate on this iconic story to contribute to the conversation about beauty ideals. View the full story in print out now or online here.

Christopher Polack - Male beauty is challenged in Polack's latest editorial VORQX for newly launched OPALUS BEAUTY.
Christopher Polack - Male beauty is challenged in Polack's latest editorial VORQX for newly launched OPALUS BEAUTY.
Christopher Polack - Male beauty is challenged in Polack's latest editorial VORQX for newly launched OPALUS BEAUTY.

In a collaboration to push the idea of beauty and finding inspiration in the otherworldly. Make-up artist Ben Dniprowskij and Polack collaborate on this iconic story to contribute to the conversation about beauty ideals. View the full story in print out now or online here.

HUNGER Magazine commissions 'Between the decks' a Polack editorial and film.

Hunger Magazine commissions Christopher Polack to shoot a portrait series of performance DJ's working in the London underground goth club scene. The series features artists Parma Ham, Lewis G Burton. Proteus, Jon Coco, Francesca & Metaraph. The film also highlights the hedonistic lifestyle and inclusive community of the party's scene.
You can view the full editorial in issue 17 of Hunger or here and here for the film.

Christopher Polack - HUNGER Magazine commissions 'Between the decks' a Polack editorial and film.
Christopher Polack - HUNGER Magazine commissions 'Between the decks' a Polack editorial and film.

Hunger Magazine commissions Christopher Polack to shoot a portrait series of performance DJ's working in the London underground goth club scene. The series features artists Parma Ham, Lewis G Burton. Proteus, Jon Coco, Francesca & Metaraph. The film also highlights the hedonistic lifestyle and inclusive community of the party's scene.
You can view the full editorial in issue 17 of Hunger or here and here for the film.

Schön Magazine publishes Polack's editorial 'Obscure silhouettes'

Polack's fashion / art editorial 'Obscure silhouettes' is featured online for Schön Magazine.
The story explores the possibilities of shifting shape, form and thought in a context of fashion imagery. A nod to commonly recognised methods found in traditional sculpture practice, Christopher set out to create these images inspired by a series of marble sculptures.

The brief was simple. Share a few sculptural images amongst Polack's team, and each would return with their interpretation within their disciplines.
Hair artist, Stylist and Model all contributed their ideas and sculptural interpretations to the story. View the full editorial here.

Christopher Polack - Schön Magazine publishes Polack's editorial 'Obscure silhouettes'
Christopher Polack - Schön Magazine publishes Polack's editorial 'Obscure silhouettes'

Polack's fashion / art editorial 'Obscure silhouettes' is featured online for Schön Magazine.
The story explores the possibilities of shifting shape, form and thought in a context of fashion imagery. A nod to commonly recognised methods found in traditional sculpture practice, Christopher set out to create these images inspired by a series of marble sculptures.

The brief was simple. Share a few sculptural images amongst Polack's team, and each would return with their interpretation within their disciplines.
Hair artist, Stylist and Model all contributed their ideas and sculptural interpretations to the story. View the full editorial here.

Portrait of Julia deVille is finalist for the 'Ballarat Foto Biennale / Martin Kantor Prize'

Christopher's portrait of Australian taxidermist and artist Julia deVille has been chosen as a finalist for the Ballarat foto Biennale 'Martin Kantor Prize'.
The portrait will be on display during the months July-September 2019 at the Ballarat Foto Biennale in Ballarat, Australia.

The exhibiting portrait is framed using Australian timber stained in black with brass inlay details.
Details: 750mm x 500mm, canvas style mount sitting recessed within frame, no glass.
Carefully crafted by artisan framer Ernest Studios.

Christopher Polack - Portrait of Julia deVille is finalist for the 'Ballarat Foto Biennale / Martin Kantor Prize'
Christopher Polack - Portrait of Julia deVille is finalist for the 'Ballarat Foto Biennale / Martin Kantor Prize'

Christopher's portrait of Australian taxidermist and artist Julia deVille has been chosen as a finalist for the Ballarat foto Biennale 'Martin Kantor Prize'.
The portrait will be on display during the months July-September 2019 at the Ballarat Foto Biennale in Ballarat, Australia.

The exhibiting portrait is framed using Australian timber stained in black with brass inlay details.
Details: 750mm x 500mm, canvas style mount sitting recessed within frame, no glass.
Carefully crafted by artisan framer Ernest Studios.

'Viktory' selected by Roger Ballen for the Human Body / Life Framers Awards - Instagram bans image

Polack's 'Viktory' photograph portraying the athleticism of an ex Russian competition ballerina falls under scrutiny after reverend fine art photographer and judge Roger Ballen selects it for second place during the Human Body / Life Framers Photo awards held in London. During promotions of the competition, Instagram bans the image without explanation.

The photograph looks to question beauty standards within the media today. Polack's objective was not to spotlight or make commentary of anything other than the beauty of the human form and her athleticism.
"She is a talented dancer, exhibiting a prowess of flexibility and athleticism. My job as an artist is to observe and present the human body in all its shapes and sizes. The spectrum of the human body is diverse and multifaceted and very curious to me." - Polack

'Viktory' is part of an ongoing series exploring the female form, which Christopher has been photographing since 2014. He intends to publish a book and exhibit the series in London later this year.

Christopher Polack - 'Viktory' selected by Roger Ballen for the Human Body / Life Framers Awards - Instagram bans image

Polack's 'Viktory' photograph portraying the athleticism of an ex Russian competition ballerina falls under scrutiny after reverend fine art photographer and judge Roger Ballen selects it for second place during the Human Body / Life Framers Photo awards held in London. During promotions of the competition, Instagram bans the image without explanation.

The photograph looks to question beauty standards within the media today. Polack's objective was not to spotlight or make commentary of anything other than the beauty of the human form and her athleticism.
"She is a talented dancer, exhibiting a prowess of flexibility and athleticism. My job as an artist is to observe and present the human body in all its shapes and sizes. The spectrum of the human body is diverse and multifaceted and very curious to me." - Polack

'Viktory' is part of an ongoing series exploring the female form, which Christopher has been photographing since 2014. He intends to publish a book and exhibit the series in London later this year.