Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin Balenciaga campaign from 2002. (image source WWD)
Inez on her favorite models: “Raquel Zimmermann, Daria Werbowy, Kate Moss and Anja Rubik. They all have this huge range. They’re mature, they’re grown up, they’re women who have had a life and experience. For about five or six years now we haven’t shot anyone under 18 for that reason, but also for the fact that we feel that the modeling business should not promote girls working under 18. They’re not out of school, their bodies aren’t developed yet, they don’t have a sense of self yet, sometimes they haven’t had sex yet. It’s hard to project all these things on someone who hasn’t had that experience.” (from WWD)
Amen Inez. Not only are they one of the most creative and fascinating photography duos around, their views on models make us adore them even more. Their 300 photo retrospective opens today at Amsterdam’s Foam Museum. Read the rest of WWD’s interview with Inez and see who her dream subject would be.