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POWDERROOMGUYS X FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES vol 1

STAY INSPIRED:  Capturing the mood in the city during COVID19 with no creative borders. POWDERROOMGUYS X FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES NYC vol 1.   A new collab with Paris photographer Isabelle Grosse, continuing the “Powderroomguys” series of portraits launched in 2018, photographing men grooming behind the scenes in Paris, in the privacy of their bathrooms.

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POWDERROOMGUYS x FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES VOL. 1 features young artist and styles Robby @ButImbetterthanyou who shared his intimate hair moments, taking his braids out to flaunt the full head of curls.   Here’s a look at a few faves.  more FashionDailyMag original content on fdmLOVES tumblr and Instagram.

creator x creator collab : In the limited edition collaboration with FashionDailyMag during #stayhome social distancing COVID19 in Paris and New York, Photographer + Art Director Isabelle communicates via video conferencing from Paris in conjunction with creative director + editor Brigitte Segura (FashionDailyMag) in NYC, both producing + directing model and photoshoot while filming and capturing frames of subject at a 3rd and different location in NYC. Postproduction get artistic re-edits by the photographer (Isabelle) and then remixed and re-edited into stop motion  videos and stories by editor (brigitte).

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About the collab:  Isabelle Grosse x Brigitte Segura

My concept was simple:  creating a portrait series in continuation of the @Powderroomguys  project.     With the prevalence of  COVID-19,   I was presented with a new challenge of not having physical contact with models for a photoshoot.  I didn’t want to return to the comfort of my camera, settling to make self-portraits at home or documenting my life. I want to document the reality of life, outside.  

So at first, I asked the models to film themselves with their smartphones in the bathroom and to send it for me to take screenshots and edit.  I quickly became disappointed with the results, as they ended up being very selfie-like.    

While discussing another collaboration with Brigitte Segura, she had the idea of using videoconferencing to join the models and art direct and continuing my portrait series of men in bathrooms @powderroomguys.I changed the procedure to using zoom and directed a video with the models.

It was clear that the medium distorted the images. However, even with that,  the human emotion shines through,  which is always my point, even if the images are degraded…

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The post-production has become a work of finding the right images in the degradation, finding a way to find the beauty in the minimalism of the concept through the lens of the internet.  I’ve always been preoccupied by the question of how to wield modern technology to permit us to seize what is essential, while retaining the least trivial information.

The initial project we had with Brigitte to pursue and document a relatively classic theme of men in the bathroom has evolved into something much more.

Together, we have ascertained a method through technology to create a new type of portrait, a new way to present the human figure… “ – Isabelle Grosse

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POWDERROOMGUYS X FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES vol 1. a new artxfashion collab (NYC x PARIS ) #brigitteseguraxisabellegrosse.

photographer // art director + creative : Isabelle Grosse @isabelle_grosse @ Powderroomguys

story editor // creative director + production: Brigitte Segura #BRIGITTESEGURACURATOR

French translation: Julien Segura.

model // musician + stylist:  Robby @butImbetterthanyou

POWDERROOMGUYS x FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES VOL. 1 features young artist and styles Robby @ButImbetterthanyou who shared his intimate hair moments, taking his braids out to flaunt the full head of curls.   Here’s a look at a few faves.  more FashionDailyMag original content on fdmLOVES tumblr and Instagram.

POWDERROOMGUYS X FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES vol 1. a new artxfashion collab (NYC x PARIS ) #brigitteseguraxisabellegrosse.

photographer // art director + creative : Isabelle Grosse @isabelle_grosse @ Powderroomguys

story editor // creative director + production: Brigitte Segura #BRIGITTESEGURACURATOR

model // musician + stylist:  Robby @butImbetterthanyou.

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more #brigitteseguraxisabellegrosse. collabs:

FashionDailyMag zine + blogs:  fdmloves || FashionDailyMag | fdmLOVESmens | fdmlovesmusic.

get inspired: check out our flower blog, fdmLOVESflowers

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get in touch !  collabs + advertorials :

POWDERROOMGUYS X FASHIONDAILYMAG: STAY HOME PORTRAIT SERIES vol 1. a new artxfashion collab #brigitteseguraxisabellegrosse.

photographer // art director + creative : Isabelle Grosse @isabelle_grosse @ Powderroomguys

story editor // creative director + production: Brigitte Segura #BRIGITTESEGURACURATOR

model // musician + stylist:  Robby @butImbetterthanyou.

 

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