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Tongue: Jazzelle

by Jazzelle Zanaughtti on 22 July 2022

The model interprets the tongue in a surreal film which aims to tell Zanaughtti's personal story, and to invoke a powerful feeling in the viewer.

The model interprets the tongue in a surreal film which aims to tell Zanaughtti's personal story, and to invoke a powerful feeling in the viewer.

  • How would you describe what you do?

Jazzelle Zanaughtti: Jazzelle. Although I do make-up, hair, styling, creative direction, and model, I could never exclusively link my self to one of those things individually. They are just the tools I use to bring a vision to life. If I’m anything, I’m a storyteller.

  • What's your background?

JZ: Creatively speaking, I have long standing background in club culture, first finding myself in Chicago as a club kid in 2013. Throughout those formative years I taught myself how to do make-up, hair, and how to make dreams into reality. Since, I have forged my own path to high levels in the fashion industry as a model and creative.

  • What inspires you?

JZ: I’m inspired by the unseen beauty in all things good and bad. I am inspired by rebellion. I am inspired by myself, how far I’ve come and how far I will go.

  • What is the ambition behind your practice?

JZ: The main ambition behind my practice is my hellbent need to outdo myself every time. I don’t create anything with anyone else in mind, I’m just telling my story. And whoever witnesses it, I just hope that they really fucking feel something. Anything.

What did you hope to convey with your Bodies Of Knowledge film?

JZ: I'll leave that for you to decide.

Film Concept and Direction:
Jazzelle Zanaughtti
Film Direction:
Jazzelle Zanaughtti, YGA
Art Direction:
Jazzelle Zanaughtti
Director of Photography:
Isaac Berner
Talent:
Jazzelle Zanaughtti, Nick Hadad, Kristian Beard, Matt Crucial, Ryan Stokes, Xtian, Arton Gee, Wolf Porter, Robby LoBianco
Styling:
Benji Carlisle, Emile Racine
Hair:
Sean Bennet, Matthew Sosonowski
Music:
Xtian
Sound Design:
YGA, Bobbi Digital
Executive Production:
Bobbi Digital, Nick Knight, SHOWstudio
Production:
Olivia Graef
Photographic Assistance:
Austin Bedell
Styling Assistance:
Henry White
Production Assistance:
Lizzie Scheader, Morgan Charlton
Super 8 Operation:
Madeleine Thomas
Gaffer:
Shaunice Crawford, Claire Halloran

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