Wow, get ready for one tenuous link. The Lost Highway, the cult classic written by cinematic maestro David Lynch was released 13 years and 1 day ago. This is reason enough (we believe anyway) to bring up a little shoot Lee and I did a while ago, inspired by Mr. Lynch himself.
My first intro to David Lynch was probably about 10 years ago when I was obsessed with buying £1 VHS from Music Zone in Doncaster. For some reason, The Lost Highway found its way (shamefully) into this pile. Their loss, my gain. The Lost Highway is just so dark, intertwined and intriguing – breaking away from the traditional narrative of American films. Adding to the mystique and grandeur of the film are the obviously arduously planned sets – creating a feeling I’ve not felt watching any other film.
This aesthetic was more recently translated into the ‘Gucci by Gucci’ commercial, starring Raquel Zimmerman as a hedonistic dancing queen, writhing around in a careefree fashion to 'Heart of Glass' by Blondie.
The selection of photos we produced were influenced by Lynch’s big hits – Mullholland Dr., The Lost Highway and Blue Velvet, alongside the seminal cult TV series, Twin Peaks. The clothes were a big mix, mainly vintage, high-street or Vivienne Westwood. Big thanks to East End Thrift store for loaning me some pieces.
Many thanks to Laura Sutherland, Laura Hastings and Ariane Karlotta for the help on the shoot.