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Fashion Film: The More Visible They Make Me, The More Invisible I Become

by Nick Knight on 13 May 2014

Nick Knight's fashion film explores and unpicks society's obsession with images of celebrities and our voyeuristic tendencies when it comes to icons. The film was shot in 1995 during Knight's first ever session working with Moss, who was twenty years old at the time and fast becoming a worldwide star. It features footage from security cameras - a nod to the debate and controversy that surrounded surveillance culture at the time of filming - and presents Moss going about a normal day, from waking up to visiting a Madison Avenue studio, to returning home. It is only as the film progresses that the viewer realises Knight is watching Moss from a stalker's perspective in a sinister play on anonymity, fame and privacy. The work was edited at the time by friend and collaborator Jason Evans.

Nick Knight's fashion film explores and unpicks society's obsession with images of celebrities and our voyeuristic tendencies when it comes to icons. The film was shot in 1995 during Knight's first ever session working with Moss, who was twenty years old at the time and fast becoming a worldwide star. It features footage from security cameras - a nod to the debate and controversy that surrounded surveillance culture at the time of filming - and presents Moss going about a normal day, from waking up to visiting a Madison Avenue studio, to returning home. It is only as the film progresses that the viewer realises Knight is watching Moss from a stalker's perspective in a sinister play on anonymity, fame and privacy. The work was edited at the time by friend and collaborator Jason Evans.

Concept/Direction:
Styling:
Camilla Nickerson
Hair:
Julian D'Ys (studio film) and Guido Paulo (location)
Make-up:
Linda Cantello (studio film) and Dick Page (location)
Music:
'The Pit & The Pendulum & The Sand Creature' by Travis, 'Searching' by Nobukazu Takemura ft. DC LEE - Roni Siza remix and 'It Hurt Me So Bad; by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Thanks to:
Kate Moss, A Vision, Sony UK, Toy Factory, Jake @ Eye Candy, Charlotte and Bump, Michelle Wright, Sean Ellis and Storm.

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