Seb Xavier

‘Between Harsh Reality & Utopian Beauty (NSFW)’

by: Ainsley Hutchence

Photographer: Seb Xavier / Make-up Artist: Sarah Buitelaar / Make-up Artist: Mona Sweet / Set Design: Francesco Napolitano

About Seb Xavier

My process involves a lot of pre-production, in which I sketch out the idea first to serve as a mock-up for the models or anyone involved. I would then write out backstories & character biographies that I send to the models to help get them into character. As a filmmaker with a background of theatre production as well, I treat each photograph like a film or a play, where the models are more akin to actors that I then give direction & anything I can to help them become the person I envision in my sketch & mind. I try & do as much as I can before the shoot so that when the day comes, we can start & finish as quickly and as hassle-free as possible.

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