CQ Watch: Thandie Newton for Louis Vuitton's "Double Exposure" project
Thandie Newton stars in the second instalment of Louis Vuitton's "Double Exposure" project. The film series is based on the 19th century collodion wet plate photographic process which requires subjects to sit and hold their pose for 12 seconds. In addition to photos, the project also examines a bunch of possessions which have special meaning to the actress.
"It really takes you into the heart and history of photography itself," Newton says in the film, "and to parallel that, we're getting into the heart and history of me."
LV claims that "amidst the frenetic hustle and bustle of the modern consumer landscape one of the key creative objectives for Louis Vuitton was to slow things down, and take a moment to capture the true essence of the sitter, in order to create something that was unique, exclusive and timeless."
What a unique way to show off their label! Captured by director Sam Taylor-Wood, the complete Double Exposure film will be released on Louis Vuitton's Facebook page on September 8. In the meantime, check out the trailer above.
[via Grazia UK]