My heart’s exploded with happiness.
I’ve been a huge supporter of Alex Prager for years. Her photography work is one of the best things ever created. It’s hyper-cinematic, striking, and it just sort of stays in your mind. When I look at her work, I feel like I’m part of some David Lynch/Alfred Hitchcock noir mystery world full of gorgeous women and gorgeous vintage.
Now she’s finally getting some widespread recognition. I was so excited to see her recent editorial in September’s issue of Vogue this year (about bleedin time, Vogue), and she just released an absolutely incredible video series called A Touch of Evil, where she recruited celebrities to mimic famous film villains. It’s perfect. I lost my mind watching them. My friend Enid actually sent them to me during a TRV photo shoot, and they kept totally distracting me. I interrupted poor Amber over and over: “Come look at Kirsten Dunst’s outfit!” “Isn’t Mia Wasikowska gorgeous?” “Listen to the music in the Green Street Hooligans one!” It was a holy trinity of photography, film, and fashion. For me, a feast.
Congratulations to Alex and the cinematographer of the series, Ross Richardson, and thanks to The New York Times magazine for producing such beauty.
A few of my favorites from Evil:
And here’s an interview with the genius herself. “In the 1970s and 1960s, the colors and fabrics were more interesting,” she says. “I want to make it look like there’s this beautiful world that exists. I just want people to feel something real. That’s what I’m trying to do.”
It’s working for me, Alex…