The Model and Actress Lets Loose in the Mojave for an Intimate Shoot
Without the usual entourage of makeup artists and hair and clothes stylists, longtime friends Dree Hemingway and Jesse John Jenkins traveled from Beachwood Canyon in the Hollywood Hills to Death Valley, California, for this free-spirited portrait of the actress, model and fashion house muse. “I have always wanted to shoot her in an unconstrained environment,” says skateboarder turned photographer and director Jenkins. “No brief to follow—just Dree.” The two met as teenagers in their SoCal high school and have collaborated previously on a video for the acclaimed English indie outfit The Vaccines’ single, “I Always Knew”. The great-granddaughter of author Ernest Hemingway and the child of actress Mariel Hemingway and documentary maker Stephen Crisman, Dree made her debut on the runway in March 2009 and has since featured in campaigns for brands including Valentino, Chanel and Gucci. Having already appeared in a number of films, in 2012 the emerging talent took on the lead role in the critically acclaimed indie release, Starlet. Jenkins, whose next project is a music video for south London-based band Bastille, grew up visiting the desert every summer. “You can do what you want there,” he says. “It’s the ultimate freedom to have no one around for a hundred miles in any direction.”
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The Korean-American Model Cycles Through Bright New Hair Trends During NY Fashion Week
The bright lights of downtown Manhattan create a kaleidoscopic backdrop for model Soo Joo Park as she rides through Chinatown in filmmaker Marissa Kaiser’s luminous video. Korean-born and California-bred, Park is currently casting for this season’s shows (she's already booked Skaist-Taylor), and will feature in upcoming issues of Vogue Italia and Dazed & Confused. “The idea came from watching my boyfriend skateboard at night under the Manhattan Bridge,” explains Kaiser. “It struck me how easily skateboarders glide through the night lights, just floating in the air.” Shot last week on a warm, late summer evening, Kaiser called on friend and cult-colorist Aura Friedman to recreate this season’s Technicolor hair trends with multicolored wigs mimicking the tonality of changing traffic lights, bright signage, and taxicab headlights. “I wanted to play around with these crazy neon and pastille palettes, but I also wanted to keep it pretty and not punky,” explains Friedman, who has worked with celebrity clients including M.I.A., Lady Gaga and Sky Ferreira, as well as Elle, French Playboy and V Man. “We wanted a feeling of wonder, but also something cinematic,” adds Friedman, “almost recreating the feeling of the old Times Square, just like in Midnight Cowboy.”
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