Friday, 4 December 2009

SHOWstudio Fashion Revolution

So today I finally made it down to Nick Knight's SHOWstudio Fashion Revolution exhibition at Somerset House and it was AMAZING! I literally spent hours wondering around, truly fascinated by everything, engrossed in multiple interactive exhibitions, video installations, captivating images and viewing a live Nick Knight photoshoot. Scroll down to see Nick Knight photographing Vivienne Westwood and boyfriend Andreas live today, and for a very amusing viedo of yours truly, along with other bits and bobs to give you general jist.
The exhibition ends in a few weeks, and I could not recommend seeing it enough - get down there and enjoy the inspirational genius that is the legendary Nick Knight and his SHOWstudio concept.

"Live Studio: Allowing the public a unique insight into the workings of the photographic studio, this Live Studio space will be used by world-renowned fashion image makers."
This was potentially one of the most engrossing and fascinating things I have seen at an exhibition - a genuine photostudio that you view through a glass wall (the other side is mirrored so as not to distract the subjects). After weeks of putting off visiting Fashion Revolution, my timing today couldn't have been more perfect - I arrived in time to see Nick Knight photograph Dame Viv and her man, aswell as other influential Londoners/ fashion peeps such as Jodie Harsh and Bernhard Willhelm.

"Every visitor to the SHOWstudio: Fashion Revolution exhibition is invited to participation a ‘virtual casting session’, by recording their individual look and vital statistics when prompted by the Casting interactive. From the video submissions received, the final selections will be made for models to participate in a range of shoots to be staged in the exhibition's Live Studio space and in Simon Foxton's Sittings installation."

Feel free to laugh at me making a bit of a numpty of myself above...
Yes, I did mishear the word 'height' for 'hide', and yes, I'm not sure what colour my hair or eyes are, or what it is I love in life...
But, alas, I'm no good at improvising, or being filmed.
And once it's done, it's done - there's no option to delete, edit or rerecord and it automatically goes straight online, available here . I can see the funny side though, and don't mind being the clown (I'm used to it by now!)

Go, go, go, go, goooooooooooooooooooooooo.

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