Visionaire Visionaire Issues 1888645393 5 stars, based on 1 staff review Offer DetailDesc $175.00
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LIMITED EDITION

0 Numbered copies

PRICE

$175.00

OBJECT

Wooden case with series of 16 small printed books inside.

WEIGHT

5.40 lb

SIZE(LxWxH)

8.00 in x 2.75 in x 12.00 in

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Visionaire was conceived as a platform for innovative still photography, but by issue 39, the magazine began to experiment with the moving image. PLAY developed as an issue devoted to film, featuring the work of directors like Pedro Almodóvar and Darren Aronofsky, as well as high-fashion lensmen like Nick Knight and Craig McDean. Presented in collaboration with Sony PlayStation, the issue melded the high-tech worlds of gaming and video with the retro, lo-fi, tactile sensibilities of flip-books. “We had never worked with filmmakers until this issue,” explains Visionaire founder Cecilia Dean. “Submitting a single image wasn’t so interesting for them, so we came up with a way to compress footage into a printed format that felt familiar to us.” From Karl Lagerfeld’s footage of a blooming flower to Baz Luhrmann’s film of a sultry cancan dance, PLAY took a vintage publishing format and placed it resolutely in the present. For his flip-book, Steven Meisel imagined model Amber Valletta as “Little Edie” Beale from Grey Gardens. “I filmed Amber because I wanted to try something different,” Meisel says today. “Amber is a great actress and takes characters the extra mile. And I love ‘Little Edie’ because eccentricity is always inspiring.” 

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