With V57 hot on newsstands, our Let There Be Light project is now complete with both Nick Knight's final editorial images and the fashion film created with Ruth Hogben from footage captured during December's live shoot. Our project highlights give you an insight into both the innermost workings of the photographic process and the creative thought behind the imagery, but naturally the final aesthetic of both shoot and film is anything but predictable.
In his interview on set, Nick said he would push the final reworked shots "right off the scheme of what a photograph would be considered to be", inspired by the work of artist Franz West and the cut-outs, masks and flat planes of colour seen during the process of retouching. Accordingly, these final editorial images of Lily Donaldson tread a fine line between collage, painting and photograph with images scanned, sliced, primed and pasted before their final rendering in glossy print. The accompanying film, aptly titled 'Lily's', features a floral-festooned Ms. Donaldson in all her blooming glory, bringing V Magazine's 'Let There Be Light' editorial and S/S 2009 fashion to vibrant and multi-faceted life.