Today we are launching the next Subjective, a series of interviews conducted by Nick Knight to explore the history of contemporary fashion photography as told from the subjects’ perspectives. This week’s Subjective interview is Kate Moss discussing her experience of being immortalised in a painting by Lucian Freud.
The painting depicts a nude Moss lounging with her legs resting apart, her head laying on her left arm. Moss became pregnant some time after beginning to sit for Freud, so as the painting took nine months to complete, the final image shows Moss’ stomach to bulge out slightly; ‘He stopped painting me at five months, so I just look fat!’. While she speaks fondly of the process, she admits she wasn’t a fan of the result, nor was Freud, interestingly. She says of the experience, 'he taught me discipline, because I could never be late!'
Watch the candid interview now, and stay tuned for more from this unique series!