Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Exposição de Richard Phillips contém Adriana Lima: 'Ela é uma entidade'

Adriana Lima's Photos at Richard Phillips' Exhibition: 'She's A Entiry'



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You always paint from pictures, so working with live models is new for you — now that you’ve worked with Adriana and Lindsay, how do you feel about working from life versus working from a photo or an illustration?
- Working with Adriana, I was a bit nervous. She's so powerful, really an entity, in a way. It gave me more admiration for photographers that do that sort of thing professionally. There really is a sense of direction and confidence that inspires the model. There were some humorous moments where I had to go over the poses I wanted her to do by getting into those poses myself, which my assistants got a good laugh at. But it was only after I went through a few of the pose sequences that I felt comfortable and was able to really talk about how to do that.

So what was it like to work with Adriana?
These photographs were not easy to do, and required her skill to strike and hold complicated poses for quite a long time. You meet her and there's a generosity of spirit and very friendly and easy manner, and then all of sudden, the lights go on, and you realize you're working with this absolutely extraordinary person who’s capable of creating these powerful images. It was my first time ever working with a fashion model. I shot her back in January, and days later, she appeared in no less than four Super Bowl commercials. I was sitting with friends and I mentioned I had just worked with her, and they were like "What?!" She really is flawless. We did a lot of postproduction work on the background of the photographs, but really none on her. 

Was she pregnant when she posed?
I don't believe so. Well, she may have been very early on and not known. I think only gave later, a week or so later, an announcement. That was really wonderful to hear. She certainly wasn't showing any signs around the time of the shoot, as the paintings will bear out.

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Você sempre pinta a partir de fotos - agora que você já trabalhou com Adriana Lima e Lindsay, como você se sente trabalhando a partir de uma foto ou uma desenho?
- Trabalhar com Adriana me deixou um pouco nervoso. Ela é muito poderosa, realmente uma entidade, de uma forma. Isso me deu mais admiração por fotógrafos que fazem esse tipo de coisa profissionalmente. Existe realmente um senso de direção e confiança que inspira a modelo. Houve alguns momentos de humor que eu tinha que passar por cima das poses que eu queria que ela fizesse. Mas foi só depois que eu passei por algumas das seqüências de pose que eu me senti confortável e, então, foi capaz de falar sobre como fazer isso.

Assim, como foi trabalhar com Adriana?
(...) Foi minha primeira vez trabalhando com uma modelo de moda. Eu fotografei-a de volta em janeiro, e dias depois, ela apareceu em nada menos que dois comerciais do Super Bowl. Eu estava sentado com amigos e eu mencionei que eu havia acabado de trabalhar com ela, e eles eram como "O quê?" Ela realmente é impecável. Fizemos um monte de trabalho de pós-produção no fundo das fotos, mas realmente nenhum sobre ela.

Ela estava grávida quando ela posou?
Acho que não. Bem, ela podia estar no começo e eu não sabia. Acho que só engraviou, uma semana depois, o anúncio. Foi realmente maravilhoso saber. Ela certamente não estava mostrando sinais na época das imagens.

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