Julianne Moore is the NY Times cover star for Women's Spring Fashion 2010. Mmmmm Julie Ann Smith. She never fails to awe in still photography.
The Times claims that she "acts out the complex theater of feminine personae for the photographer Raymond Meier" ...isn't that what she does every time the camera is on her?
Her own description of her character-building for A Single Man (we don't normally hear her talk this explicitly about her process) makes me love the performance more in retrospect
A lot of the character began with a particular vocal choice: she’s someone who is very wealthy, very educated and kind of a party girl. There’s this way of speaking among these women where you don’t know whether they’re posh or hammered all the time. So, that’s where I started. Then I listened to very early Julie Christie, to get the early-’60s kind of sound...Julianne listening to Julie? Someone needs to make a short experimental film inspired by that.
Click on the photos to take a look at their shoot. If I were a photographer she'd definitely be near the top of my long must-get list. Along with so many others but the ones that just occurred to me while typing away were Anne Hathaway, Jude Law, Juliette Lewis, Olivia de Havilland (for the private audience you know) and James McAvoy. Off the top of my head.
Who would you thrill at capturing on film... and which complex personae would you hope they worked for the lens?