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Old 09-21-2007, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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A few years back a new face appeared who was so original she got everyone's attention, that face is Devon Aoki.


i-D cover by Ellen von Unwerth

Like Kate before her, Devon ushered in a new group of faces so distinct they are called the Dolls. First among this new group (at least to me) is the Australian beauty, Gemma Ward. A shot of Gemma appeared which clearly referenced her connection to the first Doll, Devon.


Gemma Ward (I don't have the photographer's name)

I was speaking with a model I had started working with about wanting to do a distinctive head shot, one with Devon and Gemma in mind. My favorite Doll (Kaila Rainey) is currently in Beijing doing the shows so she wasn't available, but fortunately I have recently been working with another young girl who has come to Miami to join the circus. Okay, I can't do the mint leaf over the eye, nor the scissors, but after talking about this for a while we came up with the idea of using a small Japanese parasol (like the ones they put in your fru fru drinks at the Tiki Bar). I was fortunate enough to have access to a very talented young makeup artist (again, a recent arrival from California), Kristin Mirabella (Tears for Fears Makeup).

The shot started simply enough, a parasol held over one eye for shade (referencing the Devon and Gemma shots), but quickly disintegrated into an explosion of themes and colors. The final result (at least so far, I'm still editing) hardly resembles where we started, but I'm really pleased.


Truth is, I steal a lot from other photographers who's work I admire. The trick is not to copy, but to pay homage. But once you're in the saddle, don't be afraid to let go of the reigns and let the horse take you to the water. In the end, thanks to Kristin and Sasha, everyone wound up with a shot for their book.

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Re: Reference Frame
Old 09-21-2007, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The first shot brings to my mind this one from 30 or 40 years ago of Mia Farrow

http://mia-farrow.com/mfg04.jpg

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Re: Reference Frame
Old 09-21-2007, 06:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Cool stuff Fish,

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Old 09-21-2007, 06:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Love it Fish. The only regret i have about moving to Nebraska from Florida is not having the opportunity to meet you. Oh well, maybe some day.
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Truth is, I steal a lot from other photographers who's work I admire. The trick is not to copy, but to pay homage.

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stealing... i mean paying homage to other photographers? tell me it ain't so! i thought everyone invents their own style and technique.
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Truth is, I steal a lot from other photographers who's work I admire. The trick is not to copy, but to pay homage.

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I was reading something recently and came across a quote attributed to T. S. Elliot:

"Amateurs borrow, but professionals steal."

I'd comment on the picture, but I don't have any pictures in my portfolio here so my ever astute and pithy comments will remain forever locked away...
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Beautiful work, Mr. Fisher.
Thank you for sharing.
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