Spirited Design

Spirited Design

Diane Villadsen is a fashion and conceptual photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a focus on colour and space, her images redress feminine and masculine stereotypes, empowering characters through enigmatic environments.

The Taking Shape series explores the relationship between set design and the human body. As Villadsen notes: “the models work in tandem to showcase the agility of existence.”

Villadsen’s bright, candy-coloured works offer a sense of playfulness and direction of the space, moving between blocks with a satisfying parallel between one figure and the next.

Team credits:
Photography: Diane Villadsen (
Models: Joel Riches (
@joelriches) & Xin Yu (@xinyubae)
Hair and makeup: Amy Lawson (
Styling: Peggi Jeung (
Set design: Claire Xue (