The focus of Crystal Clean, is to explore the idea that seemingly absolute perfection is a prison and entrapment we unknowingly encase ourselves in.
This crystal shell she lives in is striking and audacious, not easy to miss. It acts as a label slapped across her body to be stared at, however, in positive contrast, the glistening casing over her skin draws attention to the beauty of the shape of the female form that shouldn’t be hidden, and should be celebrated.
Crystal Clean takes inspiration from 1960s instructional videos and commercials of how to be a well groomed woman. This has been filmed on a mixture of Super8 and digital to create a lo-fi homemade video, feeling to add to the indulgence of the Crystal covered womans world, capturing the seemingly mundane moments of her isolated life.
Jasmine De Silva is a London based photographer and filmmaker. She studied at the London College of Fashion and completed a BA and MA in Fashion Photography. Upon graduating in 2019, Jasmine has won different awards for emerging talent in both, Photography and Directing.
On her work, she combines retrofuturism, hyperreal aesthetics, pop-art style colours and diamond studded female bodies, Jasmine De Silva playfully satirises the desire for physical perfection, holding up a mirror to our own dehumanising obsession with appearances, aiming to expose society’s unrealistic standards of beauty.