These images came up in a conversation in one of my classes at Parsons and I was drawn to the simplicity of the concept and the beauty of execution. It's just the right amount of wrong for me. But what's really mesmerising (again that's for me) is the moving images in the video.
All images and video from 'Cut & Paste' by Damien Blottiere from the 12/10 issue of Dazed & Confused.
Photography Damien Blottiere
Styling Robbie Spencer
Hair Nicolas Eldin
Make Up Sergio Corvacho at Magnet
Models Christian Ochsenfahrt at Major, Victoire Macon Dauxerre at Elite Photo Assistant Nicolas Muir
Styling Assistant Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Damien Blottiere's words: "After the shoot and the collage process we did with Robbie, I wanted to bring a movement to those fixed images. Working on a collage is like painting but using scissors and a cutter. I cut the lines, I build shapes on paper and faces. The video is trying to reflect the whole process, from the emotion you got while shooting a model to what I'm searching for underneath, following features. You have to hitch the skin to find sensitivity".