Unseen McQueen returns! The exclusive project, launched earlier this year, paid tribute to Nick Knight's dynamic collaborations with the late Lee McQueen. Every day from the 13 to 19 March, we released a piece of newly edited McQueen footage from Knight's extensive archive, along with interviews with McQueen’s closest collaborators.
For the next three days we will be launching a piece of never-before-seen archive footage, accompanied by exclusive interviews with the photographer.
Today, take a look behind-the-scenes of Knight and McQueen’s first collaborative venture, a series of images for the 1996 Florence Biennale. The photographs, which feature McQueen himself alongside model Carmen Hawk, were the designer’s first step into image making and art direction and reference prostitutes’ calling cards.
To accompany the previously unseen footage, SHOWstudio editor Lou Stoppard interviewed Knight about the project. Knight speaks about image-making and the new possibilities of digital, ‘taking two very different images and bringing them together, artistically it brings you into a lot of different territory that previously you couldn’t have imagined,’ he recalls.