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THE DEFIANT ONES

February 26, 2014

4th and Bleeker

DE·FI·ANTADJECTIVE: DEFIANT. 1. SHOWING DEFIANCE. "SHE WAS IN A DEFIANT MOOD" ANTONYMS: COOPERATIVE. SYNONYMS: INTRANSIGENT, RESISTANT, UNCOOPERATIVE, NON COMPLIANT...SHAKUHACHI. THE AUSTRALIAN LABEL HAS APPLIED A VOYEURISTIC NEW APPROACH TO SHOOTING THEIR CAMPAIGNS, IN WHICH THEY HAND OVER THE REIGNS TO A SERIES OF CREATIVES WHO CAPTURE SHAKUHACHI'S COLLECTION THEIR OWN WAY. PHOTOGRAPHER MEGA BABE CARA STRICKER AND I WERE ASKED TO SHOW 'EM WHAT WE GOT FOR THEIR AW14 COLLECTION "THE DEFIANT ONES" AND I'M SO GLAD THEY DID. IT TOOK TWO TRAIN TICKETS, TWENTY-SIX ROLLS OF FILM AND THREE HOURS TO SHOOT THE CAMPAIGN AT CARA'S BARN IN UPSTATE NEW YORK. NO HAIR OR MAKEUP, JUST BORROWED GUMBOOTS, A CONTAX AND A MUSICIAN PRACTICING YOGA IN THE LIVING ROOM WHILST PLAYING PSYCHEDELIC SOUNDSCAPES THAT FILLED THE WOODS. IT SOUNDS LIKE I'M LYING, BUT I'M NOT. AND BECAUSE OF THAT, IT WILL ALWAYS BE ONE OF MY FAVOURITE SHOOTS OF ALL TIME. PEACE! THE DEFIANT ONE BY SHAKUHACHI, SHOT IN UPSTATE NEW YORK BY CARA STRICKER. IN STORE AND ONLINE NOW