I’m always saddening that some of the art I’m likely to appreciate never sees the light of day. It’s for that reason that I tend to hunt down the “director’s cuts” and deleted scenes that have ended up missing from the cinematic experiences I most enjoyed. And it’s for the same reason that the biggest impression left on me by The September Issue was that so much of Grace Coddington’s dreamy Paris je t’aime photo shoot was left on the cutting room floor. So it is that I encourage all the talented photographers who contribute to Fashionising.com to send through a broader selection of their photo shoots then they might otherwise submit to a print title. Print is confined; web publications such as ours, less so.
Today the concept comes full circle as we publish Timmothy Lee‘s L’amour Immateriel. You see, the photo shoot that follows, with its sensualised play on shadow and skin, is not actually the photo shoot as published: it’s all the outtakes. All the photos that hit the cutting room floor. All the things you should have missed out on.
But wasted art, particulary the kind that elicits feeling, can be like wasted talent: a crying shame.
L’amour Immateriel was photographed by Timmothy Lee and features model Paulina Murchie. You can see the full photo shoot by clicking on the thumbnails below, while you can see more of Timmothy’s work for Fashionising.com here and his portfolio here.