Carjlin Jacobs is a photographer and art director based in Amsterdam who has worked with brands such as I-D, Novembre, Glamcult and Oyster. We have been admiring her amazing work for a while, and now she has shot her first editorial for Dry in the woods of Amsterdam. We asked her a few questions about the inspiration behind the shoot, Kim Philipsen who designed all the clothes and Amsterdam’s fashion scene.
How did this shoot come about?
Kim, the designer, connected me and showed me her collection. I was immediately in love. We decided to collaborate and join forces.
What’s the concept behind this shoot?
It’s called Misery loves Company and it’s about women who share their misery. I wanted to show edginess and elegance at the same time. Drama vs fashion.
What inspired it?
Kim told me her story about the collection and I came up with some ideas how we could visualize it. I wanted to combine the collection with nature to create some depth because the clothes materials were also organic and I thought we had to make it a bit more rough. At first we wanted to shoot in tulip fields but we decided to go into the woods and make it more edgy. I thought it was important to keep the elegance in the images.
What did you look for when casting models?
They had to be pretty but also models who can act/look dramatic and a bit sad.
Can you tell me a bit about Kim Philipsen who designed all the clothes?
Kim Philipsen is a young designer with so much talent. Her collection is about a group of dilapidated women, whom share each other’s misery. Her collection includes drama, sadness and discomfort experiences. This aspect becomes visible in the collection through material processing and shapes. She also added a certain awkwardness to the designs which the wearer does not experience as an obstacle, but to the viewer it might seem as hindrance. She has her very own vision and I think she is able to become really big, she is a hard worker.
Where is it shot?
In the woods, in Amsterdam, Holland.
How do you see the fashion scene in Amsterdam?
The fashion scene here is small, most of the time commercial but there is also a really fashion forward niche.
Photography and Art Direction by Carlijn Jacobs.
Fashion by Kim Philipsen.
Hair by Marike van der Schaaf @ Facefacts Visagie.
Make Up by Marike van den Bos @ Facefacts Visagie.
Styling Assistant: Milou Cornax.
Models: Marije Jongbloed & Marleen @ Future Faces Amsterdam.