Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Watch It Happen.

One of my favorite Youtube genres is that of the video filmed photo shoot. There is something so strangely intriguing about watching still images get made. The video below is of Karl Lagerfeld shooting Lara Stone and a male model and a bunch of Chanel gear in a dressing room. Some of the shoot is so awkward to watch, while other moments of it show Karl's visual genius.

Modeling is a kind of acting for flashbulbs, it's interesting to see what gets mimed, what gets barley done, kind of like watching someone speak sign language. Movements and poses are gestural and heightened. It's all very theater of the absurd. Enjoy.

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