The disconcerting sounds of a mangled eerie record are heard as the camera encircles the disembodied head of a plaster sculpture. Silence. In a Prada blue leather jacket and heeled python Walter Van Beirendonck shoes, a model speaks up.
"Someone once told me they would crush me like an ant. They're going to need a pretty big finger."
'Viddy Well', shot by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and styled by Dazed fashion editor Elizabeth Fraser-Bell, captures a surreal and haunting tension. The plaster cast faces of models Abel and Frederik, distorted mirrors and an unidentified female nude add extra unnerving dimensions. In this accompanying film the mood is intensified as models clutch their seats and recite curious monotone statements.
Photography and film Oliver Hadlee Pearch
Styling Elizabeth Fraser-Bell
Hair Naoki Komiya
Make up Zoe Taylor
Set design Clementine Keith-Roach
Models Abel Van Oeveren at Elite, Frederik Ruegger at Models1 and Rebecca Gobbi at Elite
Film producer Charlie Di Placido
Director of photography David Wright
Sound operator George Hitchens
Sound design Peter Duffy
Edit and grade JLW-OHP
Photographic assistants Ana Barreira, Hamish Wirgman
Styling assistants Poppie Clinch, Richard Kwame Sarpong, Katy Fox
Hair assistant Caterina Maiolini
Make up assistant Emily Dhanjal
Set design assistants Sophie Durham, Kat Addis, Rose Harris
Retouching and hand prints Hammer Lab
Special thanks to Studio Private, and Baron & Feral Equipment
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