Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I ♥ Polaroids

You know that a model has the goods when she looks sensational in a simple polaroid shot. The following series of polaroids feature modelling's elite hamming it up for Australian casting director Kannon Rajah. Currently one of fashion's  most influential casting directors, Rajah has assembled model line-ups for Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Oscar de la Renta and Victoria's Secret and certainly knows a thing or two about models. Speaking to smh.com Kannon reveals, "There has to be a freshness and coolness about them. When the right girl comes along, you know. I liken models to athletes. They have to work hard, be dedicated and be mentally and physically focused to do well. It's not just about being a pretty face." 

In an interview with the Australian, Rajah details the process involved for the casting of the Victoria's Secret extravaganza, "This show is the most precise show we have to cast for. It's all about the proportions of the bodies. They're in their underwear so they have to be flawless and perfect. A huge factor is having a huge personality and being able to project that, because this is a fashion show that's primarily made for television." 

I had the arduous task of going through the shots of the 82 models captured by Rajah for a photographic montage entitled "All dressed up with no where to go" in support of the Impossible Project. The 17 polaroids featured below are my personal favourites and as you will see,  personality is not an attribute these models lack.

Karlie Kloss

Natasha Poly

Raquel Zimmerman

Abbey Lee Kershaw

Sessilee Lopez

Anna Selezneva

Jourdan Dunn

Alla K

Magdalena Frackowiak

Lakshmi Menon

Jac Jagaciak

Lindsay Wixson

Sasha Pivovarova

Catherine McNeil

Edita Vilkevicuite

Malene Knudsen

Lisanne de Jong
Photographer - Kannon Rajah
Source - thefashionspot.com

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