Q&A with the photographer of Just Play Ian Boddy.
JS: Where did the inspiration for the Just Play shoot come from?
IB: Becky and I wanted to play around with the idea of boys and girls wearing pieces that didn’t obviously go together, including the notion of boys in girls clothes. There is a nod to the Buffalo Boys* look pioneered by Ray Petri and Jamie Morgan which strongly influenced the 80’s.
JS: Have you worked with Becky before?
IB: Yes, though we do not get a chance to collaborate that often, due to our respective schedules and commercial jobs. I really like Becky’s styling and she always brings a quirky element and has a great eye for detail.
JS: What type of camera did you use for this shoot?
IB: I chose to shoot the story on an old school Hasselblad 500, a camera that demands a very considered approach at a much slower pace than I usually work at. I really enjoyed using this type of camera as it forced me to bring a new element to my work.
*The Buffalo collective was a maverick collective made up of photographers, designers and artists that shaped the landscape of 80’s fashion.
Photography: Ian Boddy @ Zara Ronchi
Styling: Becky Seager
Layout Design: Francesco Giarrusso
HMU: Mira Parmer
Models: Jasmine @ Grace+Galor, Polina @ Bruce+Brown, Jacques @ Kids London
Retouching: Julia Eskell
Main title image- Jacques wears Cats Brothers jacket, Moschino t-shirt from Alexandalexa, Ralph Lauren jumper, Loud Apparel joggers, STEP2WO shoes.
Image 1- Jack wears DKNY leggings and T-shirt from Alexandalexa, Ralph Lauren blue hoodie, STEP2WO shoes, Scotch and Soda Scarf.
Image 2- Jasmin wears Monki net dress, Levis jeans, Onar fur tappers hat, Maison Kitsune jumper, Jack wears- Ralph Lauren yellow jumper, Lekilt kilt, DKNY leggings from AlexandAlexa, Dr Martens shoes. Polina wears- Lekilt jumper, Rachel Riley Star dress, Little Wardrobe underskirt, American Apparel disco trousers, Onar gilet, Bonpoint shoes.
Image 3- Polina wears- Ralph Lauren shirt, Levis dungarees, Bonpoint coat, Dr Martens shoes.
Image 4- Jacques wears- Lekilt kilt, Wood Wood jumper, Loud Apparel joggers, Dr Martens shoes for Bonpoint. Hat stylist’s own.
Image 5- Jasmin wears- Onar top, Waven trousers, Bonpoint Kilt, Soul Land hat.
Image 6- Jasmin wears Lekilt shirt, Bonpoint trousers, Fendi hoodie from Alexandalexa.
Image 7- Jacques wears- Ralph Lauren blue jumper, Bonpoint shearling gilet. Polina wears- NEUW jumper, Bonpoint skirt, Loud Apparel socks, STEP2WO boots, Soul Land beanie.
Image 8- Jasmin wears- Bonpoint skirt and coat, Ralph Lauren red polo shirt dress, Next socks, Loud Apparel blanket.
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