THE KISS (4:35)
Directed by Indira Cesarine
Featuring Tyler Kenyon @ Major, Joost @ VNY Models, Nique @ Major Models, Michelle Vawer @ IMG models, Maritza @ Next Models, Trevor @ New York Models, Valeria Leonova @ Q models, AJ @ Ford Men, Tassara @ Trump Models, Julia G @ Elite Models, Gabriel @ New York Models, Marcella @ One Model Management, Fernando @ Q models, Bekah Jenkins @ One Model Management, Luke Lysdahl @ Click Model Management, Frederik Ferrier @ Earnest Represents, Olga @ Q Models, Charlotte @ IMG Models, Ilona Struzik @ Major Models, Chris Fawcett @ Click models
Edited by Bernice Gonzalez
Music by Moby
Cinematography by Industrial Color & Indira Cesarine
2nd Cameraman Don Frasco
Styling by Cannon @ Judy Casey
Hair by @ Kozmo @ Bryan Bantry
Makeup by Tanya @ Factory Downtown & Bernadine Bibiano @ Judy Casey
Special Thanks to Industrial Color & K&M Camera
Elite Models, Next Models, Ford Models, Click Models, Earnest Represents, New York Model Management, One Models, VNY, IMG Models, Major Models, Q Models
Directed by Indira Cesarine, The Kiss (4:35) is a conceptual video art production playing with the meaning of “XXXX” Magazine featuring 10 “couples” kissing. Starring models Bekah Jenkins & Tyler Kenyon, Joost & Maritza, Nique & Michelle Vawer, Trevor & Valeria, AJ & Tassara, Julia G. & Gabriel, Marcella & Fernando, Frederik Ferrier & Olga, Charlotte & Luke Lysdahl, Ilona Stuzik & Chris Fawcett. Kissing, Kissing and more kissing around the world for 180 days, the 10 XXXX couples love to X Kiss X Kiss X Kiss X Kiss… The remixed version of the cover footage features music by Moby. Edited by Bernice Gonzalez from Industrial Color. Styling by Cannon, hair by Kozmo, makeup by Tanya and Bernadine Bibiano.
Touted as a “photographic child prodigy”, Indira Cesarine’s first solo exhibition was at the age of 16 at the Paul Mellon Arts Center. By the time she graduated high school she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work. While finishing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within 6 months of arriving in London, she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting editorials for many magazines and clients in England, the US and Europe.
Over the years her work has sparked the interest of some of the world’s top creative directors, having been commissioned for British Vogue, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Tatler, The Times, Grazia, Harper's Bazaar, In Style, L’Officiel as well as many other international publications and advertising campaigns. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London and Milan.
Her career as a director began with her first short film, “City of Love” being featured at Cannes Film Festival in 2007. Since then she has directed, produced and edited numerous short films while maintaining an active career as a photographer. In 2009 she produced and launched the multimedia publication XXXX MAGAZINE, showcasing original multimedia productions of fashion and video art films.
In January 2010, her work was exhibited in a solo show in Paris at Visionairs Gallery, presenting large scale photographic images juxtaposed with her video art productions she directed for XXXX Magazine. Other recent exhibits include: The “Voyeur” Exhibit, Art Basel Miami, celebrating XXXX Magazine's 3rd issue, sponsored by Miami Art Museum Contemporaries, American Friends of the Louvre and Quintessentially, December 2010; Motion Deconstructed Exhibit with Quintessentiallly Art, New York, June 2010; "Soiree Au Louvre" Video Art Installation at the French Embassy, June 2010; Matignon, Paris Fashion Film Video Installation March 2011, New York Fashion Shorts at the Tribeca Grand, September 2009; London Fashion Shorts at Machine–A Gallery in February 2010; View Imaging exhibit, New York, December 2009; and The Distorted Beauty Show, April 2010. Her photography has also been chosen to appear in Dolce and Gabanna’s 20th Anniversary book curated by Fabien Baron.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as E! TV, Fashion TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, MTV, ‘HIGH SOCIETY’ and “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US editions.
Taking into consideration that the strongest medium of communication today is the moving image, Bernice decided to use it as her way of expression. From early on she embarked on the production, direction and editing of a local and independent TV show transmitted every Monday for the period of eight years from her hometown at the moment, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and which was dedicated to the local and international music, art and fashion scene. During that period she also worked as an editor for advertising for clients like Anheuser Busch and AT&T. She wrote an award wining script, which eventually became a short movie, TV LUV, screened at various festivals around the world, including the Short Film Depot at the Cannes Film Festival. She has collaborated with various artists editing video art projects in the like of Charles Juhasz Alvarado, Craig Cutler, Hans Gissinger and Indira Cesarine. She currently works as Senior editor for IC Motion in New York, the production and post production division of Industrial Color.
International makeup artist Bernadine Bibiano’s distinctive, provocative and playful style has graced fashion magazines, runways, advertising, music videos, red carpets and catalogs. Internationally, Bernadine has worked extensively with L’Uomo, Vogue Jewelry, Vogue, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Deutsch, and Rebel; styled runway for Red Valentino, Heatherette, Jennifer Nicholson, and Rosa Cha; and counts Banana Republic, Catherine Malandrino, Target, Izod, Polo, Levis, Adidas, and Saks Fifth Avenue among her advertising campaign clients.
In addition, Bernadine wrote the content and created the makeup styles for the book, The Body Shop’s Makeup: Fresh Ideas for Fantastic Looks and designed the cosmetic presentation for Neiman Marcus’ The Book. She’s been the beauty consultant for Benefit Cosmetics, Sephora, Avon and Mary Kay Cosmetics and shaped the high concept look for the luxury European fragrance line Boadicea The Victorious.
Born in Easton, PA and raised in Saylorsburg, PA, 38 year old Kozmo started doing hair in the late 80's in high school. It wasn't until 1994 when he moved to NYC that he started freelancing and assisting various top hairstylists. While under the wings of such artists as Didier, Ward, and Malcolm Edwards he acquired his own style and was taken on with the agency Bryan Bantry. Since being with Bryan Bantry for the past 5 years, he has worked with some of the top photographers and magazines in the fashion industry. Just a few of his celebrity clientele include Liza Minelli, Tyra Banks, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Bon Jovi
From childhood on Tanja was focused on expressing her creativity through painting and drawing. Finally she discovered her passion and extraordinary talent for the art of make up during her degree course in media studies which gave her the chance to work with a lot of different film, advertising, and design productions.
After deciding to shift her focus from the canvas to the face, Tanja attended make up school where she deepened her knowledge of anatomy and honed her intuitive grasp for colour, form, and texture. This can be seen in all of her work and is a major element of her personal style.
Film noir and contemporary paintings continue to influence and inspire her work. Since then she has established an impressive portfolio working across photography, film, and television; she’s also worked with a distinguished list of photographers and clients.
He dedication and the ability to improvise are important assets to her creativity and have aided her on many occasions, most notably when working overseas or in other European countries.
Tanja specialises in beauty and macrobeauty and fashion.
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