Black Box Project – 21st century tarot
Occasionally I get a great a job that I can sink my creative teeth into. This was the case with the Black Box Project for the luxury paper goods company Iggesund that I was involved with a few months ago.
Guest creative director Marc Benhamou imagined a game of tarot cards of which the twenty one major Arcana cards would be interpreted through beauty. Enter photographer Philippe Salomon, stylist Christine de Lassus, hair stylist Wendy Isles, model Mallory June and myself.
It took five days, one girl, a few still lives and a lot of beauty shots to represent the symbolic cards. Our quest and daily challenge was to find a solution to illustrate in photographs difficult themes like Death, the Lovers, Temperance without falling into a world of gimmicks and tackiness.
The result of this collaboration is on exhibit at the Milk Galleries, 450 15th Street here in NY until Thursday May 19th. You should definitely swing by if you can. For me, it’s a thrill to see my work as huge, luscious 4×6 ft prints. I love my job!