Inspired by the pre-Raphaelites and the works of Paolo Roversi, Laura Cammarata shot “You Never Know It’s A Nightmare,” a sinister story of a pre-Raphaelites-looking girl trapped in a nightmare. “With an inch of surrealism, I wanted to create a mix of aestethic beauty and quirkiness, a sinister mood,” she explains.
“Roversi has always been a great inspiration to me but this is not quite evident in my other stories, so I decided to push this admiration a little bit further in this,” she continues.
Morwenna Lytton Cobbold at Premier Model Management stars as the protagonist, and has shot with pioneers such as Steven Meisel, Tim Walker, Ellen Von Unwerth and Rankin in that past. “You can imagine how I felt working with her! Oh, Morwenna was amazing. She’s a real beauty and she knows exactly what she’s doing. A real pro!”
Laura’s team on the occasion consisted of makeup artist Michelle Dacillo, who also worked on Laura’s previous story for Ben Trovato, hair-stylist Adlena Dignam, stylist Juuhau Zane, and assistant Michela De Rossi. “Michelle and Adlena have been part a of my team since I arrived in London 5 months ago and I really love them, I could not think of better creative and talented people to work with! It was the first time Zane and I worked together but we immediately understood what we were looking for and collaborated absolutely well.”
Stylist Juuhau Zane says her “[..] styling idea of the shoot was basically trying to work with the theme, so colors are all natural base, white, grey, beige etc.. silhouette is minimalistic and clean, but in order to make the look interesting, I chose to focus on the texture of the clothes, there are fur with embellishments, latex, and faded prints. Head pieces are major in this shoot, so I don’t want to let the clothes over shine the detail on the head, however the texture of the clothes gives a bit of a twist to each look, and people will have more to look at.”
Photography by Laura Cammarata
Modelling by Morwenna Lytton Cobbold @ Premier Model Management
Styling by Juuhau Zane
Hair by Adlena Dignam
Makeup by Michelle Dacillo
Photographer Assistant Michela De Rossi
Backstage video by Michela De Rossi