For the third issue of Visionaire sponsored by Louis Vuitton, photographers Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott — known for their relentlessly glossy imagery — presented a series of work that was decidedly more gritty. PRIVATE sought to capture fleeting, intimate moments with celebrities and supermodels like Lindsay Lohan, Gisele Bündchen, Marc Jacobs, Drew Barrymore, Naomi Campbell, Chloë Sevigny. And the new It Boy, Jamie Dornan.
Somewhere along in the process, the clothes happened to come off, making for rare, risqué, uncalculated photographs of some of the most famous people in the world. Shot on closed sets on which only the subjects and the two photographers were present, PRIVATE showcased Mert & Marcus’s uncanny ability to show men and women not just at their sexiest and most jaw-droppingly gorgeous, but also at their most intensely personal. Available now, $1500
All photos courtesy of Mert and Marcus for Visionaire.