It’s no secret that the French artist Yves Klein was both a proponent, admirer, and progenitor of the color blue. He believed not only in its apparent beauty and depth, but in it being a symbol of transcendence, boundlessness and mystique. To stare deeply into his Blue Monochromes was to engage directly with the color in its purest form and to transcend the limitations of the physical world.

We were inspired by Klein’s assertion that the color could elicit surreal feelings of immateriality and infinite possibilities — descriptors that are often associated with the worlds we build only in our dreams. We wanted to explore these relationships further — between the conscious and subconscious, the physical and spiritual — by creating our own limitless dreamscapes, comprised almost solely of blue in all its shades and mediums. The result is a story of sensorial photos, composed as a love letter to the beauty, ethereality and the infinity of blue.


“𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞. 𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐝𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.
𝐈𝐭 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞.”
𝑌𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝐾𝑙𝑒𝑖𝑛

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"𝐁𝐥𝐮𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝, 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐨𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲."
𝑌𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝐾𝑙𝑒𝑖𝑛

"𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐥𝐮𝐞."
𝑌𝑣𝑒𝑠 𝐾𝑙𝑒𝑖𝑛

Blue Journey

We embarked on this project with my personal narrative, delving into the emotions that engulfed me upon arriving in the vibrant New York City. Blue has always held a special place in my heart, woven with fondness. However, this color also encapsulates feelings of desolation and melancholy, mirroring my initial experiences in the city. It was this paradoxical connection that fueled my intrigue towards the color Blue.

After extensive discussions, we gravitated towards the theme of the duality of Blue. This concept resonates deeply, especially within cultures like East Asia where I resided for 23 years. Here, blue symbolizes positive notions like Hope, Trust, and Youth. Conversely, Western cultures often assign contrasting connotations to the color. This cultural contrast captivated my interest. The perception of blue continues to fluctuate among people. It can hold polar opposite meanings simultaneously, yet still resonate with individuals universally. This Duality and Unity of the color blue inspired us to delve into it further through the concept of Coexistence of Blues.

During my readings, <Blue: The History of a Color> by Michel Pastoureau caught my attention once more. In its pages, I unearthed the mysterious allure of Blue, a shade that sparked numerous aspirations and dreams. Initially inconspicuous, it gradually evolved to become the world's most cherished color, a symbol of immense significance.

Enter Haris and Andres, who breathed life into our project by introducing Yves Klein. Our exploration led us to Yves Klein's profound philosophy, leaving us spellbound by his musings on Blue. The keywords that encapsulate his ideology are "immateriality, infinite possibilities, and dreams." These facets added a layer of depth to our project, enriching its essence.

Photography Andres Jana @andresjc
Creative Direction Haris Fazlani & Heerim Shin for WØRKS @Harisfazlani @_glowingforest
Executive Production May Lin Le Goff for Aries Rising Projects @maylinlegoff @ariesrisingprojects
Styling Herin Choi at CLM Agency @herinchoi1 @clmagency
Makeup Jezz Hill at CLM Agency @jezzhill @clmagency
Hair Edward Lampley at CLM Agency @edwardlampley @clmagency
Nails Sonya Meesh at Forward Artists @sonyameesh @forwardartists
Production Design Way Out Studio at 11th House Agency @wayoutstudioco @11thhouseagency
Casting Treanna Lawrence at Cast Partner  @labolllawrence @castpartner
Talent Dominique Babineaux at One Management, Hong Lin at Kollektiv Management, Muhammad Fadel Lo at Next Management
@addictedtodom @onemanagement @redlinlin.hong.lin @kollektiv_mgmt @mfadello @nextmodels
Photography Assist Brandyn Liu @brandynliu
Styling Assist Lennon Gabriel & Scarlett Doherty @lennonngabriel @scarlettjdoherty
Makeup Assist Shoshana Swell @shoshanaswell
Hair Assist Sol Rodriguez @solrodriguezx
Studio Veronica Studio @veronicabklyn