Brian Doben + Stacey Jones for Chicago Magazine's Fall Fashion Issue
The O'Hare International Airport in Chicago is one of the busiest airports in the world, serving tens of thousands of passengers a day with flights to over 60 international destinations. Nearly half of the traffic in O'Hare International is operated by United Airlines, whose hub is stationed at O'Hare. For the fall fashion issue of Chicago magazine, photographer Brian Doben and Fashion Director Stacey Jones took advantage of O'Hare's expansive architectural features to shoot the video and fashion story "Arrivals and Departures," spending a full 12 hour day exploring the United Airlines terminal.
The story came to Jones as she was attending fashion shows in New York and Paris. Says Jones, "The concept was that the model embodied different characters - one being the harder, minimalistic bad girl and the opposite, more feminine, retro softer version. I wanted to shoot at O'Hare because of its clean lines, open spaces and tons of light and glass that would become an integral part of the story."
Doben and Jones have collaborated on several stories for Chicago magazine over the past five years, each one unique in its setting and concept. Comments Doben on the current issue, "The Public Relations department at United gave us full access to the terminal, which is unheard of. It was amazing to be able to shoot in the terminal, and challenging at the same time because it was so crowded. I decided to explore motion and conduct the shoot in a very cinematic way, shooting in motion and then grabbing stills from it."
Chicago magazine is a monthly publication that brings readers the best of what Chicago has to offer. The fall issue is available for sale now. Look for it at a newsstand near you.
Photographer: Brian Doben
Fashion Director: Stacey Jones
Producer: Nancy Corbett
Hair: Anthony Christiano
Make-up: Cammy Kelly
Model: Jana Wirth>