Jan von Holleben’s Creative Use of Everyday Objects as Props
We’ve all seen and been inspired by the works of Jan von Holleben, with his trade mark “laying down” poses. In this latest series created for German newspaper ZEIT he is at it again but what strikes me is the clever use of everyday house hold objects to depict one’s dreams.
-Jan von Holleben-
“I was a bit bored by redoing my Dreams of Flying images,” he tells us, “but the more I worked on the layouts and ideas, the more excited I became. I started imagining generic dreams but soon decided to make it about a girl’s full night of dreams. That was the key.
“I looked for a beautiful girl to work with who was not too model-like but instead was very natural, sweet and happy to try various things with me. It’s never a normal photo shoot with my productions as we improvise a lot and try and play.
“Working on an editorial on dreams of a grown-up was something new and challenging. The images had to be much more complex, sophisticated and art directed. It turned out to be so much fun and even whilst shooting, we had more ideas. For example, the shot when she is ‘shopping’ or when she is ‘driving the car’ were totally improvised during the shoot. That was quite a revelation for anyone on set.”
via [MyModern Met]
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