Sunday, 18 January 2009

Rebecca's words ... (heard and written by Céline)

"Their face is very important. They've got a special way of posing, they are in different world, not affected by anything. "

"The pictures of non professional models only look like dressed up people. And they are too real , they are connected to the camera. Something gets in the way. They are conscious of posing. They are trying to pose. "

"There's a difference between models and actresses. In photo shots of actresses, it is as if other people are invading my own story. The models help us to get imagination around them. They've built their own atmosphere around them, from one shot to another. "

"The models are real characters in their own imaginary worlds which you can access.
I make a whole story around them; several stories, atmospheres, strong feelings ... But what happens in the story is not important.
They are in novels. "

Me : "So would you call them "she" ?"
Rebecca : "Yes, "she", or a name, but she is above the story. "

"The photo shots are in the present. It's the perfection of a moment.
I don't think of them as being with a camera."

"Men don't enjoy looking at high fashion models posing. They are not available. Not sexual."

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Questions to Rebecca ...

I'm trying to finish my essay and I'm not happy with myself cause I can see that I'm running out of time to turn it into something I could be proud of ...:(
... Anyway, thoughts are going fast and far about this topic, so that's the good side of the situation. I am also reading "Henry and June" by Anais Nin and this is giving me a new insight into female sexuality (this was happening in the 30s in Paris).

I was just wondering : you told me that at some point in your life you had a collection of fashion magazines images that helped you and gave you the confidence you lacked. Could you tell me more about that ? I found it very interesting and very intriguing. I think I understood it in the way how, when you feel weak in certain situations, you try to remember qualities other people descibed in you or you remember people you admire for these qualities and it gives you strength as you try to make them yours ... ??