Saturday, June 12, 2010

the right lux

A little while back some fashion magazine or another ran a photo shoot that explicitly referenced Sofia Coppola's The Virgin Suicides as its inspiration. The clothes were more Picnic at Hanging Rock than The Virgin Suicides, but what really bugged me was that all the photos were saturated with a bright white light. I am a devotee of Coppola's (I even liked her in the Godfather Part Three, shoot me) and I've always thought of her three studio films as each being a different colour.

Yellow (not white!):


and Pink:

If I were looking for white-light inspiration, I would have gone to the final scene of Kaos by the Taviani Brothers:

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