Click on the image gallery on the right for this shoot from the November issue of Dazed & Confused, including extra behind-the-scenes Polaroids, or read on for an interview with photographer Ben Toms.
Dazed Digital: What gave you the idea to work with Chetwynd? Ben Toms:
Our November issue revolves around the theme of art and I wanted to
work with an artist on a fashion shoot, but actually give someone a lot
of power over the final image and work with their aesthetic
DD: What is it that you admire about Chetwynd's work? BT: I love the energy and excitement of her performances and thought it would be amazing to see high fashion involved
DD: How did the ideas come together for the shoot and what was the inspiration behind it? BT:
Spartacus informed us of her new project involving Hermitos Children.
We wanted her performance to be involved within a fashion story somehow
so we all thought that shooting Hermitos Children would be a great
introduction for the project. Spartacus was working in Rome at the time
so we shot all the looks and sent the photographs to her to collage. Artwork: Spartacus Chetwynde Photography: Ben Toms Styling: Katie Shillingford Hair and make-up: Hermitos Children using Shu Uemura Models: The cast of Hermitos Children: Saoirse Brown, Zoe Brown, Sarah McCrory, Brian Moran, Joe Scotland, Naoko Takahashi, Mimei Strawberry Thompson. Styling assistant: Nelma Kalonji