While minimalism is traditionally a cold expression exuding little emotion, I've chosen to emulate a mood that serves as an incubator for warm, spring-like feelings. By representing the warm touches in sunny studios, window-pane ceilings, and feather minis, minimalism luxe reveals a story with a softly industrial approach.
When you look at a story in a magazine, you wouldn't believe the money, time, and planning that goes into shooting an eight page spread. Consistency is always the goal, and it takes the most talented of stylists to produce that many images that tie together nicely. One of the stylists that inspired me to want to pursue styling is Venetia Scott, whose images (she's shot herself and styled) are featured here. It takes so much labor and correspondence with designers to prepare for a shoot. Even if only eight images are chosen, it takes several (four... five) trunks full of looks to put together a story. I can't even begin to imagine how she manages to organize and delegate all the assignments that go into producing a spread, all while also handling the photography. That's the kind of love I want in my shoots.
Where does your love go?
Taking two steps ahead while stepping over two seasons, WGSN showcases Pleunie Buyink's flexible rubber gems as an inspiration for A/W 16/17. The flexible interior gems play with incoming light, reflection, and color, adapting to its surroundings. I immediately thought of my friend Jessica Wall (see Agent Provocateur fishnet, by Jordan Doner) when I saw these images, with the gold gallery interior. I like featuring my characters in art galleries and art studios, though I've never actually gotten to formally shoot in one. I had access to the most amazing painting studio in the Barney Building in the East Village when I was in college and always dreamed of shooting there. I could have, but a formal studio always ended up working out. I could totally zone out with headphones and Know Wave and paint for hours in that studio. The lighting on it's own was epic.