Isabel Marant presents a visually compelling short film that features the artwork of Marko Velk, directed by Skye Nicolas. This stunning black and white piece starring model Alexandra Tomlinson, delves into the psyche of a young woman whose visceral ruminations evoke Velk's beautifully haunting imagery. Gorgeous dream-like vignettes are amped by the sexy retro inspired interiors of the Dream Downtown Hotel and New York City's timeless modern structures.
Produced and styled by Lana Leigh, photography by Kevin Schaefer, editing by Alex Lee, compositing by Theodore Maniatis, hair by Marcos Diaz, make-up by Erin Green, music by Anthony Watson Lu and Sean Tuesday.
Upstate Diary is about the creative possibilities that thrive in communities outside of city limits.
How the natural beauty and challenges of rural life inform and influence the creative process is a common theme among most of the artists we feature.
We hope that you will learn something new, become inspired by these stories and be inspired to explore.
Upstate Diary is the brainchild of Swedish Photographer and Director Kate Orne, formally an editor at Interview Magazine. As a full-time upstate resident since 2009, she discovered that despite its artistic heritage, rich cultural environment and the wide range of creative minds, the region was missing a platform which featured and promoted its creators and ways of living.
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© Skye Nicolas
Kate Orne's Upstate Diary / Issue Two 2016