Obscure Object Films is very excited to be in production on jewelry designers, Langoliers, short film for their upcoming RED collection. Stephen Dirkes created a story that draws on many of Zon and Pamela’s design influences putting together the collection as varied as Karl Jung’s “Red Book” and 19th Century occultism to Alchemy, the principle location in Stephen’s tale for Langoliers is set in a 19th Century Alchemist’s laboratory.
A fantastic art dept. was assembled to create our set, fabricate puppets, construct props, design spinning, animatable devices, etc, etc ,etc., with elements largely sourced from Stephen & artist Joel Voisard’s personal collection of tables, lenses, gears, 1930’s erector sets.
Art Director, Caroline Pham coordinated the effort and created beautiful design elements such as custom “wallpaper” stamps to integrate and unify the elements we were working with to the Langoliers collection.
Each of the 4 “props” or tables and stands on set functions as an individual set or world in miniature as the story takes us on a journey in stop motion animation through the Alchemist’s process of turning jewelry into magic.
Not only required to look good in super-zoomed-in macro detail, but each prop had unique animation requirements as well. Ioana, Jeff, Pamela and Zon all have jewelry making backgrounds that made the cutting, welding, grinding, fitting, etc possible, Go Team!
Photos Tal Shpantzer
Singer composer Vanessa Bley @ Fashion Night out event
FNO with Designer Toni Hacker of Hayden-Harnett
my Best galpal Masha Gvozdov & Tonia Lovejoy
WhiteGate PR owner Dana Hmphrey and I were checking out some amazing collaborations in the Swarovski booth.
Bright colors and Swarovski covered pilows filled the room. Ohh I would like to do a shoot with the neck piece above!
Alice & Olivia by Stacey Bendet booth was full of rich colors and candy colored tones. This brand supports Bent on Learning !I have shot a campaign for BOL, for the last four years. BOL brings Yoga to inner city kids in NYC! Love Designers that give back to their community.
Brazilian Designer Serupei Marie – I covet her whole collection for spring 2012.
Owner of Rocco E Dante with Dana Humphrey.
Designer Glen Miller For Anne Turk shown above- was amazing and unique which was hard to find.
Run into NJ House wife Caroline Manzo in the Zena Eva booth& my new friend JUST JAKE
It was great to meet Frank from Liebeskind Berlin with Patricia Bessa representing, bringing Berlin style to NY. Great to meet Fegore designers with their line of the softest Alpaka wool creations. Small world -I discovered they blogged Ayaka Nishi Bone collection I shot!
Loved getting invited to meet new designers and brands by Showroom Seven Patricia Bessa!
Some fresh new Designers I loved – Paste, Roark, WILL, Bed Stu, Liebskind.
Small world- the ENK show was a few steps from Witzenhausen Gallery, where my photos are exhibited.
Being partial to photography, my top select at the ENK show was PASTE, from Brooklyn!:
Paste’s graphic tees, designed by artist Jason Laurits, are hand-silkscreened in Brooklyn, NYC.
Artwork is printed on Made-in-the-USA, 100% cotton tees that are enzyme-washed to battle shrinkage and to give a vintage-soft feel.
Through a digital medium, Laurits copies, cuts, and pastes over and over again to create the bold, whimsical, sometimes insightful, sometimes irreverent collages that Paste has become known for.
Laurits pulls from photographs of his own and ones found in the public domain, as well as old maps, vintage fabrics, family keepsakes, antique wallpaper, and anything else he can think of to get the perfect tee image.
Loved the feel of Liebeskind! @ Showroom Seven
This is the second season that I photographed, the Ralph Rucci Collection.
This season was much more of an intimate affair. A fab Salon style viewing, of over 60 pieces, at the Rucci Showroom in Soho, Unlike the previous year, I shot The Rucci collection, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, where The runway and viewing space were massive in comparison.
Rucci is the first American Designer to show at Paris haute couture under his own name.
I adore his Vision.