In this short film, photographer Erik Madigan Heck talks about the influence of classic paintings on his artistic process for "Without a Face"; a series of photographs for NY Magazine's latest edition of Out of the Box. Erik focused on the back of the garments, erasing the face and offering a different perspective on the standard fashion shoot.

Directed by John Carlucci for Ghost + Cow Films
Art Direction by Erik Madigan Heck
Produced by James Jolly for Prime Pictures
Edited by Jillian Iscaro for Bunker Media
Music by Stars of the Lid and Old Apparatus
Shot by Derek Nelson and Andrew Smith
Featuring Ella Verberne of IMG
Styled by Rebecca Ramsey
Set Design by Andrea Huelse
Hair by Yoichi Tomizawa
Make Up by Deanna Melluso
Sound Design by Katy Morley

DIT Chris Davis
Lighting Tech Patrick Racheff
Lighting Tech Jimmy Demarcod
Lighting and Camera by B2Pro

Special Thanks
Emily Shornick
Brent Langton
James Jolly
Bill Stockland
Katy Morley
Rebecca Ramsey
Xi Sinsong
Varun Kataria

Miu Miu
Bottega Veneta
Iris Van Herpen
Haider Ackermann
Dolce & Gabbana
Oscar de la Renta
Giambattista Valli

Andrew Wyeth, “Christina’s World” 1948
Pablo Picasso, “Two Women Seated at a Bar” 1902
Pierre Bonnard, “Woman in the Garden: Woman in a checkered robe” 1891
Gerhard Richter, “Betty” 1988
Egon Schiele, “Standing Woman in a Patterned Blouse” 1912
Michaël Borremans, “The Loan” 2011


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