No secret that Chris Arundel is one of my favourite male models and this story shot around the outskirts of one of the the studios at Big Sky really stemmed from vibes, from the music we were listening to, the clothes and of course Chris's mellow presence really complemented to the story to produce a short but effective editorial. It was Martine Rose's SS13 collection that really triggered my vision for this story.
The last editorial shot for the current issue of Open Lab!
This evening shoot took place just on the cusp of our deadline. A mix of travels, other work and a hairstylist who landed in from Milan mens week and came straight to shoot and curated arguably one of the most talked about things in our SS13 issue, this shoot is a testament to get in, do your part, position, click, next, got it, move on.
Lately I've been a bit obsessed with old legendary gals like Little Edie, Edith Piaf and I've always been fixated with twisted suburbia. This story is takes from that, two young girls summoned to melancholia (which is a reference also)
I will always remember this story for a number of reasons;
1) First time Open Lab has done a collections story
2) Location issues; original location swept from under out feet day before shoot
3) Flight issues and hotel scamming
4) All the normal stresses of shooting; getting full show looks on time, casting, light etc
It didn't just all come together, it seemed we had everything thrown at us but working with such a great team and shooting in the beautiful No.9 French Place we managed to achieve this story. For this I imagined a day in the life of a married vampire couple. From home to work to dinner date with the Addams. The day of a modern couple who choose blood over wine. Light topic.