In 2005, while shooting Stella Tennant for Dior and having happened upon a 'Pinpression' toy, Nick Knight began experimenting with 3D, pondering the possibilities that exist beyond the flat photograph. Today, he works across a variety of mediums, from sculpture to installation, using a multitude of tools from camera phones to 3D scanners. It's this multifaceted approach that has lead him to define his work firmly as image-making rather than photography.
Created using archive footage, untouched for years, this film - edited by his then assistant Ruth Hogben - and imagery documents one of Knight and SHOWstudio's earliest forays into 3D. Knight and Val Garland used the toys to immortalise the faces of supermodels Kate Moss, Erin O'Connor, Naomi Campbell, Stella Tennant, Karen Elson, Gemma Ward and Liberty Ross. Completed over the course of a year, the models' faces were cast in pins after a day's shooting with Knight, then set in resin and decorated by Garland.