Acclaimed actress Emma Stone recently partnered with renowned Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos for an avant-garde photoshoot in Athens, Greece. The shoot, featured in W Magazine's Art Issue, was a unique celebration of their creative partnership, which has bloomed over their work on the upcoming movie 'Poor Things' and their silent short film 'Bleph'.
The Surreal Aesthetic
Inspired by the surreal, the photoshoot utilized stark black-and-white imagery with Stone modeling in Louis Vuitton, a brand she proudly represents as an ambassador. Lanthimos, known for directing movies like 'The Favourite', envisioned a series of contrasting urban and intimate settings to beautifully frame Stone's captivating presence. The shoot, completed over two days using only natural light, was a testament to Lanthimos's innovative vision and Stone's adaptability.
Behind the Scenes
In one particularly dramatic shot, Stone, cloaked in a silver sequined dress, was asked to pose in the middle of a bustling highway. The cover photo, featuring Stone in a white and teal dress, was inspired by the wavy curtains in Lanthimos's office. Stone's involvement went beyond modeling; she engaged closely in the development and printing of the photographs, learning film photography from Lanthimos, who himself had picked up the skill from YouTube videos.
A New Addition
The creative process also led to the adoption of a large dog named Byron by Lanthimos. The director found the dog during the photoshoot and decided to take him home, adding a heartwarming chapter to the already unique experience.
With the release of their upcoming movie 'Poor Things', the collaboration between Stone and Lanthimos continues to bear fruit, creating a unique blend of cinematic and photographic artistry that resonates deeply with audiences worldwide.