Monochromatic Kaleidoscopic (3:47) directed by Indira Cesarine, is a multimedia fashion film featuring model/actress Karolina Babczynska. Indira Cesarine collaborated with cinematographer Daniel Kanes and fashion editor Lisa Von Weise to create a fashion video inspired by kaleidoscopic lighting and effects. The video combines over 100 photographs with film footage, featuring clothing by Alexis Bittar, Azzaro Paris, Celine, Emporio Armani, Hanii Y, Jen Kao, Kimberly Ovitz, La Perla, Michael Angel, Robert Clergerie, Subversive Jewelry, Tom Scott And Vpl. Music “Hot Eyes” by Grant Oddoye, editing by Anders Bramsen.
The fashion film has been screened at many international events and special exhibitions including:
- “London Fashion Shorts” Machine-A Gallery, London UK, February 2010
- “Carte Blanche” Visionairs Gallery Paris, France, January 28 – February 10, 2010
- “Soiree Au Louvre” Benefit Exhibit, American Friends of the Louvre, French Embassy Cultural Center – New York, June 2010
- “Best of XXXX Magazine” Big Screen Plaza, New York, Daily Screenings July 2010 – Sept 2011
- “Factory Project” West London Art Factory & Graffik Gallery, Video installation, London – July 8, 2011
INDIRA CESARINE first discovered her love of photography aged 15, while taking a summer school course at Parson’s School of Design in Manhattan. By the time she had graduated high school Cum Laude from Choate Rosemary Hall, she had exhibited 4 one-woman shows of her photographic work at the esteemed Paul Mellon Arts Center. She was the recipient of Choate’s prestigious Kaufman Award in “Photographic Art”. While completing a triple major in Art History, French Literature and Women’s Studies at Columbia University in New York and Paris, France, she began shooting for a variety of top modeling agencies including Elite, Ford, and Wilhelmina Models. Once she finished her degree, she went to London to pursue her interests in photography and journalism. Within a year she was appointed Editor at Large of the British magazine “Don’t Tell It”, and began shooting for many magazines and clients in England, the US and Europe. She is currently represented internationally with agents in New York, London and Milan.
Her photography has been published in numerous international publications including British Vogue, British GQ, British Marie Claire, Tatler, Flaunt Magazine, British Esquire, Elle, L’Officiel, French Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, In Style, The Times Magazine, Grazia, Oyster, Out, Lush Magazine, Surface, Arena and Vogue Bellezza. She has worked commercially with clients including Cerutti 1881, Nino Cerutti, Charles Jourdan, Christian Dior, Kenzo, Seven Jeans, Agent Provocateur, Wonderbra, DIM, Passionata, Harvey Nichols, Neiman Marcus, Harrod’s and The Body Shop. She has photographed celebrities for such titles as In Style, Tatler, and Esquire including Alicia Keys, Collin Farrell, Dakota Fanning, Macy Gray, Amy Winehouse, Anna Paquin, Lauren Hutton and Jimmy Fallon among many others. She also has collaborated with record labels such as Sony BMG, Jive Records and Virgin Records.
Aside from her photographic work, she began her career as a director with the short film “City of Love”, which was featured at the Short Film Corner at Cannes Film Festival 2007. In January of 2008, she was appointed Fashion Editor at Large of Lush Magazine. In 2009 she launched the online magazine “XXXX Magazine”, now The Untitled Magazine, showcasing multimedia based conceptual films, documentaries, photography and contemporary art. Other upcoming projects include “The Goddess Manifesto” a documentary, book and installation project, and “Inspiration, Organisation” a multimedia based non-profit group.
Indira and her work have been featured internationally on TV shows such as MTV, E! TV, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, HBO’s Special “Ford Supermodel of the World”, “Make me a Supermodel” UK and US.
Anders Bramsen (born 1974) is a Danish video artist and film editor.
Since 1996, Bramsen has created a number of experimental films, art house documentaries, dramatic shorts and video installations. His pictures have been shown on national Danish TV (DR2) and at New York City film festivals and art venues, including the Brooklyn International Film Festival (Brooklyn museum of art), Anthology Film Archives, Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO Arts Center and Scandinavia House, (Victor Borge Hall). His movies have also screened in California, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, as well as in Europe and Asia.
Bramsen’s work emerges from situations where personal isolation and inner life rule. His films are based on observations of life’s conflicts, tenderness, pain, and absurdities. They feature characters facing existential crises; these are often altered into dreamlike scenarios and presented in an unconventional manner. His video art appear more lighthearted, blissful and coloristic.
He’s also involved in editing documentaries and dramatic films. His talent in film and video editing springs from his conceptual approach to filmmaking as whole and that’s what makes him the editor he is. His rhythm and style is always forward looking and innovative. Some clients include Pacific Street Films, Daedalus Productions, Zentropa Productions and Electric Parc.
Bramsen divides his time between New York City and Denmark.
LISA VON WEISE:
Lisa is a graduate of Boston University and a New Yorker. She is a fashion stylist and consultant with 19 years of experience. Lisa has worked with the following photographers. Richard Avedon, Sheila Metzner, David LaChapelle, Mark Seliger, Sante D’Orazio, Steve Hiett, Phil Poynter, Karen Collins, Vanina Sorrenti, Terry Richardson, Faubel Christensen, John Balsom, Martien Mulder, Jason Bell, Nino Munoz, James Macari, Eric Ogden, Guzman, Guy Aroch, Alex Freund, Gavin bond, Eva Mueller, Wendelian Daan, Mary Rozzi, Kate Orne, Francois Dischinger, Norman Jean Roy, Kenneth Willardt, Clarence K, Robin Broadbent, John Scarisbrick, Steven Sebring, Mark Squires, Chris Militscher, Stephane Coutelle, Stijn & Marie, Jessica Craig Martin, Greg Kadel, Sophie Delaporte, Taryn Simon, James Houston, Alexandra Catiere, Andreas Sjodin, Candace Meyer, Indira Cesarine, Kenneth Cappello, Manolo Campion, Nagi Noda and Poppy de Villeneuve.
@ FORD MODELS
Born in Poland and raised in Hamburg, Germany, Karolina started her modeling career at the age of 10. At the age of 11, John Cosablankas discovered her. However, she only made modeling a full time career at the age of16. She has lived in South Africa, Paris and London before she finally found her home in New York 2 years ago where she is based now.
Apart from modeling and photography, Karolina is also an actress, shooting a one-year movie project that is currently running.
Karolina is a practicing vegan and tries to do her best to bring awareness to what she does and how she lives by doing it herself.
Daniel Kanes has worked in Los Angeles for the last 10 years as a lighting technician and cinematographer. He has lit over 100 commercials, music videos, Television shows, and popular as well as smaller scale independent feature films. He believes that one of the most important aspects of shooting a film is preproduction, collaborating carefully with a Director, Producer and Production Designer to not only make sure the camera work fits the film, but that everything we put in front of the camera helps to tell the story.
Two of the highlights of his career have been working as a lighting technician on Miranda July’s film “Me and You and Everyone We Know” and designing all the lighting for the Coen Brothers short film “Chacun son cinéma” which was their contribution to the 2007 Cannes Film Festival 60th Anniversary Director’s Autobus.
DJ Afro Mullet aka 10:23 is a solo recording artist and musician. His roots come from Ghana, in West Africa, and from Scotland, in the UK. He tries to express the synergy and tension of being half black African and half white Scottish through his music and his name; the Afro being a symbol of black pride, and the Mullet being a symbol of white pride, combined to produce the garish yet eminently fashionable Afro Mullet hairstyle. This primal fusion also comes through in his music, where a frustrated soul tries to break through its real and imagined societal and emotional barriers, sometimes with limited success.
His original name 10:23 comes from his fascination with electronics and his interest in esoteric subjects such as numerology and astrology – the time 10:23 always seemed to indicate or act as a signpost for important events in his life when he was young. He graduated from Cambridge University in the UK in 2004 with a degree in electronic and software engineering, and he uses that technical knowledge to both build analogue music synthesizer circuits that add to his music and soundscapes, and to aid his composition techniques in general.
Never static or fully definable, his music aims to make you think at the very least, and to hopefully do something useful with your new found insights into our strange and largely unknown universe… to be continued…