To capture candidly the chaos and emotion that takes place in the deep, dark, backstage corners of a fashion show requires quite an eye. An eye, well two, that belongs to photographer Sasa Stucin.
Upon graduating London’s Royal College of the Arts in 2013 Stucin has worked extensively for POP magazine, shooting the likes of Issey Miyake, Miu Miu, Christopher Kane and J JS Lee.
Stucin’s backstage shots have such an obvious quality of truth– as though the candid moment of flurry and haste was captured perfectly. She is able to shoot the emotion, and human elements behind the fantastically chaotic event.
“I like to make up my own scenarios and invent characters that inhabit these spaces. I like to think of not just how they look like but what they would eat, what is their favourite colour, how they would smell, are they left handed or right handed, how fast they walk and so on," she says.
She also proves her talent's are not limited to shooting backstage talent– she has an exhibition list that would intimidate the most experienced of us. Her still life photography is hauntingly beautiful. The series ‘Villa Malaparte’ (2013) transcends the viewer from reality to an entrancing world of architecture and design, Stucin explains “The piece is a motif taken from movie ‘Le Mepris’ by Jean-Luc Godard and is one of the best examples of Italian modernist architecture. This villa acts as a setting or a prop, a place where the story plays out, I wanted to objectify the mood of the film and relate it to the domestic interior.”
With a range of talents she is surely to keep creating imagery that excites us.
Words/ Bridgette Hungerford