Any Dietary Restrictions?This project required that I bring all…

Any Dietary Restrictions?This project required that I bring all...

Any Dietary Restrictions?This project required that I bring all...

Any Dietary Restrictions?

This project required that I bring all of my experiences and skill sets to the table, and then asked me to up it a notch. The Guardian Weekend magazine was doing an excerpt from Rebecca Harrington‘s new book I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting and wanted to photograph her as three iconic personalities. A few names were tossed around but when Picture Editor Caroline Hunter mentioned “Karl Lagerfeld” I was hooked.

The budget was modest so we had to be smart and creative in our approach (and we shot at my New York apt to save on location fees!). Luckily two top people from my usual production team stepped up to help, Sacha Harford, make-up & hair stylist extraordinaire, and Ise Michelle White, a fantastic wardrobe stylist.

Top Image: Rebecca Harrington as Karl Lagerfeld.

Second Image: Harrington as Marilyn Monroe, and Jackie Kennedy. Marilyn is holding a William Eggleston monograph (I couldn’t resist a little photo-world joke).

Bottom Image: Ms. Harford uses one of my numerous Kennedy photo books as a visual guide for transforming the author. They did the make-up in my daughter’s bedroom, as it had the best light.

See full post here: The Chris Buck2015-02-10.