Study of Pose
‘Study of Pose’ is a super impressive and groundbreaking, in-depth exploration of the movement and flexibility of the human body, featuring 1000 stunning black-and-white photographs that showcase the unique collaboration between international supermodel Coco Rocha, The Queen of Pose, and world-renowned photographer Steven Sebring. Supermodel Coco Rocha’s uncanny ability to strike distinctive, camera-ready poses at an astounding speed has earned her international fame throughout the fashion industry – and made her the muse of celebrated photographer Steven Sebring – who launched a self-developed technology of 360 photography in 2013. The concept behind ‘Study of Pose’ was conceived by Sebring in the nineties, but the lack of a supermodel versatile enough to be his partner kept him from bringing it to fruition, which changed when Sebring met Rocha. In ‘Study of Pose’, the two specialists in their own field have documented unique poses – theatrical, vibrant, elegant, dramatic, and unlike anything the fashion or art worlds have seen before.
I would be lying if I said I didn’t hit a few walls along the way. I remember around pose 650 thinking I had nothing left to give.
The book features Coco Rocha in a simple white leotard – bending, jumping, sitting, standing, and everything in between. The result is a elegant and highly fascinating look at the potential of the human form. Packaged in a beautiful black case with two black satin bookmarks and a four-color bellyband with French folds, ‘Study of Pose’ is an essential reference for Rocha’s enthousiasts from around the world, as well as everyone from models, artists studying movement, photographers, and lovers of art and fashion.
We didn’t storybook it at all. I just jumped around for three days straight, 10 hours a day. We also referenced lots of images from history, art and pop culture: Elvis, Charlie Chaplin, Botticelli’s ‘The Birth of Venus’ and Grace Kelly.
Steven Sebring is a photographer, filmmaker and multimedia artist, known for a distinctive style that merges raw realism with high-end fashion. Over the last two decades, Sebring photographed and directed international campaigns for Coach, DKNY, Joe Fresh, MAC, Maybelline, Ralph Lauren and Reed Krakoff. Sebring collaborated with rock legend Patti Smith on an 11-year documentary, ‘Dream of Life,’ a full-length feature and Sebring’s directorial debut. The film, a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of the cult icon, won a 2008 Sundance Award for Best Cinematography and earned a 2010 Primetime Emmy nomination. The influential ‘Revolution’ exhibition from 2013 was Sebring’s third major solo exhibition, following ‘Illumination’ in 2011 and ‘Objects of Life’ in 2009. Sebring’s published works include ‘Dream of Life‘, ‘Lalanne‘ and ‘Bygone Days‘.
After 3 years of in-depth study, artistic and technological development, and unyielding passion, Sebring launched his highly influential and important ‘Revolution’ exhibition in May of 2013 at the 69th Regiment Amory in New York City. With it he takes 360 photography to a whole new level, this exhibition, a visual symphony in four parts, consists of photographs, sculpture, interactive media and a collection of films, all created through Sebring’s one of a kind process that captures form and movement from every angle – the same technology used in the creation of ‘Study of Pose’. Learn all about ‘Revolution’ here.
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