Editorial: The Toilet

Earlier this year stylist Ellen Mirck created an idea of showing women at their most private moments, and stylistically showing how it’s changed throughout the 20th century. We used only one model and she was completely transformed for each shot, as well as the set. The film was shot by Daniele Testi and the editorial was shot by me.
The film is now part of the fifth ASVOFF film festival at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Editorial: The Toilet
 
Credits
Photographer: Alexander Habesland
Directed by: Daniele Testi @ 2DM
Art direction & style by: Ellen Mirck @ Close Up Milano
Model: Kristel van Valkenhoef @ Elite Milano
Cinematographer: Renzo O. Angelillo
First Ass. Operator: Daniele Tomasini
Editing: Lorenzo Colugnati
Art & Set designer: Jacopo F.A. Lettenmayer
Prop’s stylist & Art buyer: Silvia Panceri
First assistant Set Designer: Antonio Ordan
Make-up by: Laura Stucchi @ Close Up Milano
Hair by: Loris Rocchi @ Close Up Milano
Music: Luca Neuburg Sonar
Color and Post Production: Band Milano
Location: Studio X
Graphic design: Camilla Anchisi
See the film at W Magazine:

Hôtel de Crillon with Susan Tabak

When I was in Paris for Fashion Week, I got a couple of hours to photograph Susan Tabak at the fantastic
Hôtel de Crillon where she was staying. She is a noted style expert, the author of 
Chic In Paris: Style Secrets & Best Addresses,
and publisher of the popular fashion and lifestyle website susantabak.com 

Click on the image below to see all the photos.



BONUS: Video from the shoot (filmed by Arnaud Paumier)


‘Behind the Scenes’

The ‘Tarot’ shoot was divided into two days, on the first day I only had to do 2 pictures, and I had the great Dag Veivåg with me as my assistant, he filmed and took some photos along the way.
(The second part of the shoot will be out later with extras).
For ‘The Hanged Man’ I had the model get in the cold water and then lay perfectly still on some very uncomfortable rocks.

Then I placed a poor little chair on those rocks and balanced on it with my camera lifted as high as possible. It all worked out in the end, but it could have very easily gone terribly wrong.

Prepping the model:
Please don’t let me die:
‘The Fool’ however was a much easier picture to get
And then this:

became this picture, among others: