A few images from a recent campaign with Sula Clothing in the UK. We photographed everything in just a few tiny spaces, transforming them with each image, trying to invoke Cindy Sherman’s Untitled Film Stills or something similar. Mostly just avoiding the rain. The weather was cold and mournful and my favorite images from the shoot inhabit that mood.
A few weeks back, I had the pleasure to travel back to India for a fashion shoot with Sula Clothing. The designer flew in from the UK and we worked with a Mexican model, the lovely Sofia Torres, in a lofty green garden apartment overlooking Hauz Khas Lake in South Delhi. We went to the market to buy fresh fruits and marigolds and random threads and beads and other accents for the styling of the shoot. Then we spent two days in the grueling dirty dusty suffocating heat of South Asia in the middle summer shooting a winter collection. And weirdly enough, it worked. Like a lot. I think the photographs came out really well. Mostly because of the model and designer. With these things, I basically just show up with a camera and if I can manage to point it in the right direction, something magical is bound to already be happening. So here are some selects from the day. Hopefully we’ll be able to get to Kerala for the next one. Fingers crossed.
It’s always good to look at old photographs with fresh eyes. You find new favorites and new ways of seeing old ideas. And maybe those old ideas become stepping stones for new ideas. I don’t know. I guess I’m just saying it’s nice to look at old images. Time is a great editor. Distance a wonderful tool that we don’t use often enough. So here are a few older photographs. I’ve just arrived in New Delhi, India, for a fashion shoot with Sula Clothing, and I’m trying to find some inspiration while avoiding outdoor temperatures equivalent to low-grade oven settings. Maybe that’s why I’m liking this dusty and faded sun-soaked feel right now.
It feels appropriate to start off the new year with a post on one of my favorite clients, Sula Clothing. I’ve worked with Alison and Trang on Sula’s collections for three years now, and every shoot feels better and more creative than the last. We’ve traveled all over northern Vietnam together in the past, but this time we stayed a bit closer to home, in Hanoi. Here are a few outtakes from the day.
Last month I traveled to Mai Chau, in the northern mountains of Vietnam, to shoot Sula Clothing’s new AW2014 collection. I’ve worked with the boutique design house for over two years now, and each shoot is a chance to experiment more and take more chances. Sula remains one of my favorite clients, and I really can’t say enough good things about them. I love their clothes, and Alison, the owner and designer, has always granted me an almost limitless freedom to do what I will on each photoshoot. The images here stood out for me for whatever reasons. For those interested, you can check out the website–and buy Sula’s beautiful boutique designer rags–HERE.
So on a much different note from my last post, here’s a recent tearsheet from Selvedge Magazine out of the UK. They were doing a cover story on Sula Clothing, a fashion house I work with a few times a year, and they ended up using one of my images from the SS2014 shoot for their cover. It’s always nice to see my photographs being used alongside great design.