Advan Matthew grew up in a house of music, creativity, and has played piano, sung, written, and painted for as long as he can remember. In december 2008, Advan got his first camera for Christmas, and in 2009 he started a career as a professional photographer. Since then his work has been published in respected publications such as Nylon and Marie Claire, and today he’s making his debut on Ben Trovato with a beautiful exclusive titled Serenade : Nefertiti: “- Serenade: Nefertiti” was inspired by the most beautiful woman in Athens, Nefertiti. The term Serenade itself in classical piano means the music to give honor. This is a part of my new project “Piano Black – Serenade” where it portrays world’s icons, presented in fashion and twisted in between authenticity and current’s trend.” Advan says, and explains further: “-The images depict her life since she was a young girl (1), until she started to have power(2), then became the Great Royal Wife(3), her appearance on the war on behalf of her royal rule and religious worship(4), statue of her(5), and mysterious disappearing or best described of Death of Nefertiti/Mummy(6).”
The story features model Kelly Tan from B-Mgt, styled by Andhika Dharmapermana, and had hair and makeup done by Yoga Septa.
When asked about his inspirations in life, Advan answers: “– well my lifetime idol is Tori Amos; she tells so much fantasy, femininity, another dimension of religion and life through her style of piano playing and lyrics. She’s almost like personal Jesus to me. I adore Ryan Mcginley and Floria Sigismondi because I think they are capable to make me feel like being in somewhere else far and just out there. ”
Here’s Serenade : Nefertiti by Advan Matthew, for Ben Trovato:
Photography and Digital Imaging – Advan Matthew (advanmatthew.com)
Make Up and Hair – Yoga Septa
Stylist – Andhika Dharmapermana
Assistant Stylist – Tengku Arshyaly
Model – Kelly Tan@B-Mgt
Location – Lukimages Studio
Check out his portfolio here.