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Crystal Renn | Interview June / July 2011 by Damien Neva

In film production circles the color red is synonymous with excellence, not so much for the halo of ambition that often accompanies the primary hue, but for the state of the art DSMC™ (Digital Still & Motion Camera) system that goes for roughly as much as Brown University sets back parents for their kid’s first year in ethnomusicology — expensive as hell in other words. The Red Epic Camera is the sort of precision optical device more commonly associated with NASA space programs than magazine editorial shoots, but when photography master Steven Klein is tasked to shoot actor Alexander Skarsgård and Ford’s Crystal Renn for Interview, then optically speaking almost nothing short of the Hubble will do. In actual fact Klein has made exceptional use of the Red Epic for the Interview June 2011 cover story that is styled by Karl Templer.

Crystal enters the story kneeling on all fours atop a bed frame to the True Blood star’s left and wears a collar by The Leather Man, Louis Vuitton cuffs, Falke stockings, and Christian Louboutin heels. The power central to the story’s theme of domination inevitably shifts to Crystal as evidenced below in the second shot where she can be seen insouciantly puffing away on a cigarette held in an Isabel Marant gloved hand. The story’s final frame sees the Swede lying on a bloodied floor wearing an Alexander McQueen trench in the domineering shadow of Crystal’s Tom Ford heel. As far as the story’s casting goes, Crystal Renn couldn’t be a better foil to a male lead that has as fanatic a following as her own. Red epic indeed!

Interview June / July 2011 hits newsstands Tuesday, 7 June, but in the mean time this story can be viewed here.

Credits include: Publication, Interview June 2011; Title, “Alexander Skarsgard”; Photography, Steven Klein; Styling, Karl Templer; Hair, Anthony Turner at Art Partner; Makeup, Mark Carrasquillo at Art + Commerce; Casting, Michelle Lee at KCD; Set design, Stefan Beckman at Exposure NY; Production, North6; Printing, Box; Digital and equipment, Stills and motion captured in 5k with the Red Epic Camera provided by Red Digital Cinema and B2pro; Styling assistance: Karen Kaiser; Special thanks, The 1896 Studios and Stages.

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

Crystal Renn | Interview June 2011 (Photography: Steven Klein)

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