“My favourite word is ‘super’. I guess it makes me feel good.” Karmen Pedaru, 22, Taurus.
Photographer Daniel Sannwald and Fashion Director Charlotte Stockdale shoot Karmen Pedaru on thermal camera, phone and hasselblad in a technologic fashion experiment. Here Daniel explains his concept and reckons the future of digital image-making.
How did you come up with the idea for the shoot? I love to experiment and to find new ways to create images. I have a constant hunger for new technology and cameras I have not tried out yet. I recently shot super model Karlie Kloss with my old flip phone camera and loved the texture and colour quality. I wanted to combine different textures and qualities for the editorial with Karmen Pedaru. The idea to combine phone, hasselblad and a Thermal Camera was very spontaneous.
Were there any heat camera photographs/ images/ film scenes that particularly inspired you? I watched a documentary on mountain leopards and they filmed all the night shoots with a thermal camera. The thermal footage was really amazing as it reveals the body temperature of what’s shot… and 37.6 Celsius is even hot for Karmen Pedaru.
Do you often see colour in this way? sure…Thermal Cyborg Sannwald!
What do think the future of image-making is? It’s all about re-introducing “Excitements and Dreams”.
Photography: Daniel Sannwald
Fashion Director: Charlotte Stockdale
Gif Animations: Peter Valkanoff
Make up: Peter Philips using Chanel
Hair: Tomo at Streeters using Bumble + bumble
Nails: Teresa Tarmey using Chanel spring/summer 13
Set design: Emma Roach at the Magnet Agency
Photography assistance: Gareth Horton, Guillaume Blondiau
Styling assistance: Katie Lyall, Melissa Simpemba
Tailoring: Jackie Lyall
Model: Karmen Pedaru at Premier Model Management
Look 1: Karmen wears jacket Chanel. Plastic Jacket Jackie Lyall. Earring Lynn Ban. Eyes Chanel Inimitable Waterproof Noir and Topcoat Zest, Yellow Make-up Forever. Lips Chanel Rouge Allure. Velvet L’Eclatante. Look 2: Dress Holly Fulton. Plastic skirt Jackie Lyall. Look 3: Skirt Chanel. Plastic skirt Jackie Lyall. Bra Johanna O’Hagan. Gloves and stockings Atsuko Kudo. Earrings Lynn Ban. Shoes Tom Ford. Eyes Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Noir Intense and Cool Gold. Lips Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet La Fascinante. Look 4: Top and skirt Fendi. Plastic skirt Jackie Lyall. Gloves Atsuko Kudo. Shoes Christian Louboutin. Eyes Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Noir Intense, Crayon Khol Blanc, Crayon Sourcils. Lips Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Insouciance. Look 5: Skirt Versus. Plastic skirt Jackie Lyall. Leggings Kim West. Earrings Sarah Angold. Shoes Christian Louboutin. Eyes Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof Noir Intense. Crayon Khol Blanc, Crayon Sourcils. Lips Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss Insouciance.