Nick Knight has been one busy photographer of late. Having collaborated with Alexander McQueen for his S/S '10 show at Paris Fashion Week (pre-show film, starring Raquel Zimmermann), hosting live photoshoots at Somerset House (including shooting Natalia VodIanova two weeks ago), which are running until December, the noted fashion photographer has now taken on a new project. He has been set to task to create a special video for Lady Gaga's forthcoming Monster Ball world tour.
The video is to be unveiled during the tour and will be leaning heavily towards the animalistic feel, judging by the information Michael Howells offered through the ShowStudio blog, where he confirmed that they were "ordering up a veritable menagerie of animals for the shoot..." We aren't really surprised though as we have come to love Lady Gaga for her over-the-top ensembles and generally 'off the wall' facade she projects to the public.
Given how eccentric Lady Gaga is, we weren't at all surprised when we learned through SassyBella.com that Nick Knight and Ruth Hogben are preparing to take the project one step further by giving fans a chance to create some films for the tour, too. Fans are encouraged to submit their own video and images to be played in the background during the 44-date tour. The fans however, have been given a specific brief to follow. In short, "the inspiration is sharp, simple and brutal: the Apocalypse, symbolic of both destruction and rebirth'. Of course, as the videos are to be made for pop music's most avant-garde and daring starlet since Madonna, we expect the finished products to be truly jaw-dropping. We're booking our tickets already!