Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BLK #15: On set: Karen Inderbitzen-Waller and Rachael Churchward shoot Dasha at Vanity Walk

OK, last shoot for BLK #15 done and dusted. Photographer (and stylist) Karen Inderbitzen-Waller teamed with Black fashion director Rachael Churchward for a shoot that was spawned in the restricted secretary persona seen in the recent Kate Sylvester show but which then grew organically in several directions.  In particular, the editorial explores some of the late 90's styling that Rachael championed for publications like Pavement and revisits the partnership that Rachael and Karen had in those days as a styling team. The shoot reminded us all how good that partnership is. Model Dasha (at Vanity Walk) proved that she has quite a future ahead with an assured performance for a relatively new model, whilst the creative lighting and digital direction by Delphine Avril Planqueel was, as usual, ahead of the pack.  Great hair by Shontal Healey at Stephen Marr using Kevin.Murphy and make-up by Shirley Simpson using M.A.C Cosmetics.