Take a look at some pictures and a few behind the scenes stills from the Alice & Olivia fashion film I directed out in New York back in December. It was shot over a day in their showrooms in New York and features models Ksenia Vasylchenko, Georgiana Sarev and Tali Lennox modelling Bendet’s Spring collection. The designer Stacey Bendet also appears in a brief cameo role. The film combines live-action and cut-out animation, a giant cut out heart and dozens of black telephones!!;)
Music is “Overdose” by indie pop trio Little Daylight.
To view the video see link below. Hope you enjoy it!
Crew – DP- Taylor Gentry // DP’s Assistant- Arlen Cooke // In-house Stylist – Cleo Wade // Hair – Danielle Priano // Make-up Jen Myles
Plus an amazing inhouse set and props team at A&O.
Here is the video -
♥ Had to share this with you. Have a look at some of the Comme Line pages in Issue 27 of POP Magazine below. 2D paper and cutout is juxtaposed alongside the figure. Just great!
This post is long overdue. Meet NORIKO OKAKU! Noriko studied animation alongside me at the Royal College of Art, although a year above. Noriko produces work in animated video, drawing, sculpture and audio/visual live performance.
Have a look at her Shape lush video below. LOVE IT! To see more of her work go here
Some postcards I picked up on my trip to Paris by Finnish Artist Anu Tuominen
(Cheese, Salt 2002, Fleur de Sel, Orange and Juice 2002)
Sorry for my delay in posting! I have been super busy working on a fashion video for Alice & Olivia, but it will soon be finished and I cant wait to share.
In the meantime have a look at PRADA’s Fall/Winter 2012 video. I love its minimal movement and futuristic environments.
ART Direction by AMO: Ippolito Pestellini Laparelli, Fausto Fantinuoli
ARTWORK: Jeroen Koolhaas, Lok Jansen
EDITING and VISUAL FX: APRIL
PHOTOGRAPHY: Phil Meech
FILMING by APRIL: Matteo Frittelli, Gabrio Bellotti
MUSIC: Frédéric Sanchez
Also if you havent seen already check out the Spring/Summer 2011 video for PRADA. Some of my favourite moments in the stills below.
Currently shooting a fashion video in New York for Alice & Olivia’s Spring 2013 campaign.
I finally made it along to an H&M store on tues eve to see the long awaited Maison Martin Margeila X H&M collaboration. My favourites were the accessories and footwear and was very tempted to get the knecklace…
Love the shoe cut-outs on the top shelf.
I love these collages, ‘Untitled (Ebony and Jet), 2012′ by African-American artist, photographer and video artist Lorna Simpson. I came across them on my visit to Frieze London in October. Always interested by headwear and collage myself these immediately drew my attention. I absolutely love the pops of water colour washes and gradients alongside the photographs.
Animated gif by Jefe aka Johnny Chiba
Im back from Paris. It was great to see Papercut on the big screen at the Pompidou Centre!
Rossy de Palma gave a performance with musician Alexander Zekke on the opening night
There was a screening of William Klein’s Qui etes-vous Polly Maggoo?
Here are a couple of films from the festival below…
I especially enjoyed Hors D’Oeuvre by Monica Menez. Awarded – Best Art Direction. Her use of colour and set design was amazing.
Also somewhat different but have a look at this video Danny directed by Goran Grahovac (for the designer Tom Van Der Borght)
Music video with the band Kenji Minogue
Kenji Minogue performed in David Lynch’s Club Silencio at the Afterparty. They were totally mad but brilliant.
Just heading off to Paris to ASVOFF 5. PAPERCUT has been selected to be screened at the festival alongside work by Tim Walker/ Catherine O’Gorman, Johan Renck , Alex Turvey, Ellen Von Unwerth and more. I cannot wait!! xx
When I thought she couldnt get any cooler Kerin Rose Weinberg the genius behind the couture brand sunglasses A-morir has just shot her parents for her latest spring/summer ’13 “Celebration” lookbook. Have a look at these photos below. So fun!
Her glasses have been worn by Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Beyoncé, Grace Jones, Debbie Harry, Nicki Minaj, Will.I.Am, Snoop Dogg…and the list goes on. A-Morir’s Spring/Summer 12 collection was recognized as a ‘New Talent’ by Vogue Italia and honored in their SS2012 showcase. Nina Garcia and Anna Dello Russo are also huge fans!
There are too many amazing ones to choose from but here are some of my favs from her site.
and here she is……..
Rowena True – Director & Animator
Alan Chan – Photographer
Tia – Model @ Lizbell Agency
Stylist – Deanna Palkowski
Stylist Assistant – Kristine Wilkinson
Hair and Make Up – Negar Hooshmand @ Lizbell Agency.
Music – Peaches
The studio we shot it in East Van Studios was awesome. Here are some pics:
Some of the clothes and accessories featured..
Oh my! I cannot wait for the Maison Martin Margiela and H&M collaboration that will be launched in November this year. This is going to be amazing.
This is a Team Shot for H&M Collaboration with Maison Martin Margiela! Love it!
Still from MMM 20th anniversary exhibition 2009.
Maison Martin Margiela store in Beverley Hills
Remember my post way back when about Maison Martin Margiela’s incredible 2D flat dresses. See them here
♥ Dutch Artist Berndnaut Smilde who creates temporary clouds using a smoke machine, combined with indoor moisture and dramatic lighting.
Nimbus II, 2012 cloud in room
Check out a video of him creating them in the space.
IKEA’s recipe book ‘Homemade is best’ is back – this time in motion! The photographer behind the Swedish retailer’s cookbook, Carl Kleiner, has teamed up with editor and animator Eric Severin and stylist Evelina Bratell to make a playfull nine-part video series. To see an example of cracking an egg go here
Homemade is best is a 140 page coffee-table recipe book, containing 30 classic Swedish baking recipes–everything from small biscuits to large cakes. For each recipe, there are two images: one of the ingredients and one of the finished item. I have to get myself a copy!
See all images from the book here
Makes me want to rearrange my utensils and play with food!
LOVE these choreographed alphabet poses of Czech dancer Milca Mayerová from ABCEDA.
ABCEDA is a pioneering collaborative publication by Vitezslav Nezval, Karel Teige, dancer/choreographer Milcha Mayerova and photographer Karel Paspa.
This video below shows a performance produced by The Wolfsonian – Florida International University in conjunction with the exhibition “Dreams and Disillusion: Karel Teige and the Czech Avant-Garde”
My film is now up on vimeo! check it out..
DIRECTOR ROWENA TRUE
CINEMATOGRAPHER TODD DUYM
MODEL KRISTY JACOBSEN
STYLIST DEANNA PALKOWSKI
MAKE-UP JON HENNESSEY
HAIR TANIA BECKER
Ever since I saw the amazing ALDO shark head posters last year I have been meaning to post them up. But first check out Terry Richardson’s colourful slow-motion video for Aldo SS12 directed by Barnaby Roper below…
Also some favourite pics below from the Dress the part with Aldo and Life’s a beach series
The video is now up. Check it here - Let them eat cake
Hope you enjoy it!
There are some amazing surreal sequences and colours in this Czech film Daisies directed by Věra Chytilová. LOVE the butterfly sequence starting at 0:25:58. See the whole film below..
My friend artist Mayumi Matsubara is showing work in this Now & Future Japan charity event at Gazelli Art House on Dover Street, London until this Friday! Quick get down there!
Her second solo show is due to happen from 10-15th April at Kabutoya Gallery in Tokyo.
I am a huge fan of her work. I have included a selection of images below – to see more and details of future exhibitions follow her on Facebook
Image below – new work coming soon! I cant wait!