Andrew Yang is well known for his incredible Kouklitas, a series of beautiful and intricate couture dolls. I met Andrew two years ago when I was asked by East Village Boys to photograph him selling his creations at a doll expo in New Jersey and I’ve been following his work ever since. After running into Andrew at a party a few weeks ago, I felt compelled to photograph him again, this time in a more personal way.
I met Andrew on a recent Saturday for breakfast at his apartment in Bushwick and then followed him to his studio in Long Island City where he and his group of friends were getting ready for a costume ball they were attending that evening. Andrew and the others had created unique fauvist reimaginings of period baroque costuming for the evening’s event. Andrew’s own gown was created from cutting up dozens of floral print dresses and sewing them into one large skirt.
June 11, 2011