In the course of producing my new book 'Fashion Etcetera' we ended up with a long short list, retouching and rejecting a volume of images almost equal to those that made it into the final book which contains 177 colour images and 114 black and whites.
This spectacular pair of jeans was one of many collected by Levis as part of a competition for denim artists that became a travelling exhibition in America in the 70's. I asked to photograph the pieces and we had great fun with them. Unfortunately the directors at Levi Strauss had problems with the nudity so the images were never used by the company. Several images from the shoot were shortlisted for my book and this is one of the rejects.
This is the first post in a blog series featuring shots that hit the cutting room floor. Other photographs in this series can be seen here:
FASHION ETECETERA will be launched in September with an exhibition at Milk Gallery in New York. The project is a partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger group who have exclusive 3rd party rights to market, distribute and sell a special edition of the book and are sole sponsors of the exhibition.
For clarification of the two editions of FASHION ETCETERA please see the 'Two Editions' post on this blog.