I really don’t claim to know much about photography, but I know what I like. The same goes for video. And when big-name photographers become video auteurs, what I like is seeing how their photographic vision extends to another medium. The video here is a case study in how that is done right. The director is the fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, and the star is actress Kirsten Dunst. The video was made to showcase designer Erin Fetherston’s fall/winter 2006 collection, but I only recently saw it. I loved it. It has the true character of Von Unwerth’s best fashion work–charming, girlish fun, with just enough naughtiness to keep it interesting. Had to pass this one along.
–David Schonauer