>> The thing I really miss about working at a publication like Dazed & Confused is the feeling that you're constantly in contact with photographers, set designers and all the other behind the scenes creatives that really bring magazines to life (and should be valued as fashion print's trump card in contrast to us webbie lifeforms who wouldn't even dream of asking say Ryan McGinley to shoot a 10-look editorial for a paltry blog – will that ever change?  I doubt it…).  Just for old time's sake I'll go on agency websites and have a random perusal at agency websites and online portfolios, just to feel like I'm feeding my brain image-wise, even if it serves zero purpose for the blog.  

I came across Lacey's work on CLM's well-updated and comprehensive agency website (how an online portfolio should be really) and thought I'd dish up a bit of Easter Sunday image indulgence.  Lacey, who has taken on a singular mono-name a la Horst, studied graphic design at London College of Printing and then went on to assist Tim Walker, becoming his righ hand for five years.  That formative experience gave her the confidence to develop her own unique language in fashion and beauty still life, bringing in elements of pop-fused trompe l'oeil, plays on perspective and imaginative set design.  She's mostly been shooting still-life editorials and campaigns for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Uniqlo and Vogue UK but in a recent kapow-tastic spread for Vogue Nippon Beauty, her highly graphic photography style comes together on a model with Craig and Karl's illustrations, Andrew Gallimore's make-up and Beth Fenton's styling.  As much as I love her exciting still lifes, where she manages to make even a bottle of facial cleanser look dynamic, I'm eager to see Lacey work with more on-figure shoots, bringing out even more surreal qualities in her work.  It's clear that Lacey's work is dependent on the collaborative efforts of set designers such as Gary Card and Amy Henry (also represented by CLM) but it's the overall vision and being able to get the best out of those collaborators, which makes these final images so successful and direct in their impact.  

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Comments (30)

  1. Deenie says:

    Everything in this post looks so great, I especially love those adorable Russian dolls.. There’s so many bright colours, brilliant!

  2. Tian says:

    Those images are stunning! They’re bold and full of colours, but also have a great balance to them.
    http://aspiringforever.blogspot.com

  3. Jen says:

    Hi Susie,
    This is not relevant to the post but I was wondering what you think about the emergence of Asian models in the Western fashion industry? I would love to know what you think – hope you write an article about it soon!

  4. Kb says:

    Thanks for posting these, I need to immerse myself in inspiring editorials and layouts a little more too. Off to check out more of Lacey’s work now and browse that portfolio site, hopefully I’ll find some gems!

  5. M a r t a says:

    Fantastic pictures Really love this post!!!
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  6. milex says:

    That’s what you can call an art.
    http://milexblog.blogspot.com

  7. A great post. I love it.
    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3
    Florian,
    http://www.like-enchanted.com

  8. Gorgeous inspiration for Sunday. Loving the Archie collection by M.A.C.

  9. Louise says:

    She blurs the line between reality and pictures. Great photography skills. LOVE!!!

  10. CarolinaBK says:

    BRILLIANT!!
    These pop images are so cool, love them!
    Xxx
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  11. Elle says:

    LOVE these pictures!!
    Go to see all the works of this amazing woman!!
    xx
    Elle
    http://www.talonsetbonbons.com/

  12. Luisa Cativo says:

    Even though aesthetically it does not ring my bell, it does seem to take a lot of work, time, commitment, creativity and some handy power to pull these sort of things off. It definitely is unique and that is the key to set yourself apart from other visual artists.
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  13. Alyssa says:

    Those editorials are soooo awesome!! Print will never die despite the rise of blogs. There something about them that blogs don’t have and artistic editorials is one of it.
    http://www.stylevanity.com

  14. Composition is obviously important to her. Fantastic work.
    As regards the Ryan McGinley refernece: if you want something done, do it yourself ;)This is the level of photography we should aspire to for our blogs.
    http://www.JollyCaucusRace.blogspot.com

  15. These are so unusual and visually entrancing!
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    xxx

  16. Clary says:

    I totally love this post, the images made me feel happy. Clary x

  17. Lucy says:

    Love this post! x

  18. anne says:

    wow this is great! thanks for sharing this brillant work

  19. selenamina says:

    Hey..
    Images are stunning and the photography is too good.
    The dresses are also nice and beautiful.
    We have a different collection of different things
    British High Street Fashion

  20. Ari says:

    Great blog. Keep it up.

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