Part One of a Brooding Men's Fashion Trilogy From Director Jonas Lindström
Channeling the sartorial nonchalance of Robert Longo’s "Men in the Cities" series, photographer and director Jonas Lindstroem premieres the first installment of his silver screen-inspired miniseries, The Lost, The Determined, The Dreamer. Starring Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, famed for appearing in BAFTA award-winning comedy-drama Misfits, today’s short sees the Brit School alumni lost in a baroque London hotel, clad in designers including Juun. J, Lanvin and Gucci. “The films were loosely inspired by Mystery Train by Jim Jarmusch,” explains the Berlin-based director and frequent contributor to Modern Matter, Interview and Wallpaper. “I thought of it as a triptych: three men, three tales. The hotel is a place that somehow exists out of space and time, a micro-cosmos to these stories and many more. I really like the strangeness of it.” To conjure the atmospheric mood, Lindstroem enlisted Frankfurt music collective HardWorkSoftDrink, who reworked the soundtrack of cult 1994 German TV show, Space Night. Next up, the director is working on a project with Berlin designer Kostas Murkudis for Novembre magazine, while Stewart-Jarrett, having recently starred alongside Jude Law and Emilia Clark in Dom Hemingway, is reprising his role in critically acclaimed British TV thriller, Utopia.
Part Two, The Determined, with Cathal McAteer premieres next Tuesday, January 21.
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Vanguard photographer and director Sharif Hamza melds Ivy League style with Olympic intensity in his new film, enlisting professional athletes and models for a sleek training session. The filmmaker drew inspiration from the air of exclusivity surrounding the sport. “Rowing has always seemed to be somewhat elitist to me; something that everybody recognizes, but a privileged few actually get to experience," Hamza says. "I also associate that with the world of fashion. So the context was ideal."
STATS FROM ON SET
Location: London Regatta Center, Docklands, London
Distance from 2012 Olympics site: 4.2 miles
Shoot duration: 11 hours
Approximate calories burned: 37,224
Cast: Four male models; five collegiate rowers
Makeup: YSL Touche Eclat under the eyes; Giorgio Armani Face Fabric Foundation; No7 Protect and Perfect body lotion
Special effects: Caudalie Beauty Elixir to create a post-workout glow; three tubs Vaseline to mimic sweat
Hair: Two pots Redken Hardwear 16 Super Strong Gel
To drink: Vita Coco coconut water
To eat: Spanish tortilla, sausage plate, asparagus quiche, Bounce protein balls, GoRaw organic bars, brownies, carrot cake
Boat: Vintage Burgashell coxed four, circa 1980, measuring 12.5 meters longCamera: One Arri Alexa (with launch)