Todd Selby Releases Quartet of 'Fashionable Selby' Films
Todd Selby released a foursome of films to accompany the launch of "Fashionable Selby," his new book. "There were a handful of people I shot for 'Fashionable Selby' who I thought would make great short movies," he said, noting he captured natural-dye whiz Audrey Louis Reynolds in Williamsburg before returning to Japan with producer Junsuke Yamasaki for the rest: writtenafterwards designer Yoshikazu Yamagata, Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts grad Yuima Nakazato, and Yujiro Komatsu of Blackmeans Leather.
"I had it all planned out," Selby remarked, "I knew a lot about the subjects, I had done research and photographed them, so I knew what I wanted to capture in motion. For example, I knew the Blackmeans guys have punk bands rehearse in their space, so I made sure there was a great band practicing on the day of the shoot." Selby's favorite film is writtenafterwards "because Yoshikazu Yamagata did the outfit that appeared on the book's cover and he talks directly about creativity. I like his story a lot."