'In Hollywood no one can know anything...'
In Hollywood, no one knows anything.' While many chase the dream of becoming Hollywood-Famous, they turn a blind-eye to the perspective that isn't so glamorous - or choose not to face it. Using the collodian wet plate process from an 1800's box camera, gave me the look I wanted. The granular texture and chiaroscuro effect embodied the sombre and poignant life of these icons. I worked with each of the models to decide on the costume and makeup, which best suited them and their corresponding icon. In preparing each model for the photography, I looked for images which brought a sense of nostalgia and the challenge for me was to re-create that golden period through the use of old-school photography. William Goldman's quote resonated with my concept, not only because of what it says, but who he was - one of Hollywood's greatest scriptwriters.