Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Dazed & Confused: Lyle Lodwick
"Dazed & Confused is one of the few magazines that are consistent in pushing the envelope and providing a mode for menswear to be expressed in a fashion that is not plagued by the superficial. As Lyle Lodwick explains, “it’s really smart the way Dazed takes a group of artists, all at the top of their game, throws them into a studio with a canvas (the model) and knows that some insane collaboration will be the final product.” Having been featured several times in Dazed & Confused, one of Lyle’s most memorable shoots was his work with Richard Burbridge for this past October’s issue. He recalled the shoot’s “incredible team, which is why the pictures turned out so rad. The legendary Christiaan Houtenbos did the hair and headpieces; Peter Philips, global creative director for Chanel did the makeup, Robbie Spencer from Dazed styled it and [if course] Richard Burbridge…” Although the end results made for a dynamic shoot, there was no gain without pain. “The shoot was about ten hours straight and [Lyle] was the only model, so in between each shot, [they] had to remove all of the makeup and paint to clear the pallet for a completely new concept…” As anyone can imagine, “by the end of the day, [his] skin was really red and hurt a bit”, but it was all in a successful day’s work."