It’s a well-worn path from photographer to film director, but Brett Ratner is doing things the unconventional way. Best known for directing blockbusters like X-Men: The Last Stand and the Rush Hour franchise, not to mention producing the likes of Horrible Bosses, Ratner recently stepped into a different role by shooting his first ever published pictorial: a sensual nude shoot for Treats! Magazine.
As is Treats’ continuing mandate, it’s all about mixing the eroticism of bare skin with the desirability of fashion. Styled by Vanessa Geldbach using pieces from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Calvin Klein, Camilla Skovgaard and others (we won’t call them ‘outfits’, exactly), model Amanda Pizziconi is the ultimate in Goddess-like beauty. Ratner puts the consideration into every shot that would go into a film scene: engineering poses into symmetrical frames and commanding shadows to be cast across the body in just the right ways.
With beautiful makeup by Treats! regular Jo Baker, and glam curls by Giannandrea, Ratner’s foray into fashion photography is one worth viewing.