“Pure - simple - raw.” That’s what Paul Whitfield says when I ask him to describe his story. Three simple words that say it all. The story, which also marks Paul’s debut on Ben Trovato, is entitled Eléonor after the model, Eleanor from Select Models in London, and is partly inspired by the model herself, and films, fashion and art that has inspired Paul through the years.
Paul has worked with stylist Marie-Claude Lamb many times before, but said the rest of the team including hair stylist Sarah Palmer, and makeup artist Keiko Nakamura he had never worked with before. “I really enjoyed the team, its effort and bringing our ideas to fruition,” he says.
He started out studying fine art, but worked commercially to make a living. “Somewhere along the road the two backgrounds collided and all my focus has shifted to editorial fashion!” An incredibly fortunate collision.
Photography by Paul Whitfield
Styling by Marie-Claude Lamb
Hair by Sarah Palmer
Makeup by Keiko Nakamura using MAC
Model - Eleanor @ Select Models