Today, 30 July, we are launching the next segment of Subjective, a series of interviews conducted by Nick Knight to unravel the history of contemporary fashion photography from the perspectives of models. This week’s interviewee is Kristen McMenamy, who sits down with Nick Knight to discuss working with fashion filmmaker Ruth Hogben on a film presentation of Gareth Pugh’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection in lieu of the traditional catwalk show.
‘I could express myself in a better way than I could in still photography,’ says McMenamy. ‘Ruth created drama, amazing drama, and still showed the fashion. That blew me away.’ Knight and McMenamy go on to discuss the future of image making, and whether film will become the predominant medium to display fashion. 'When Vogue first started using fashion photography in 1910, there were only two fashion photographers that did it for fifteen, twenty years,' Knight points out.