Styling / Art Direction

For our first Watch and Jewellery supplement in 2015, I along with our Art Director Graham Black commissioned a complex series of photo montage illustrations, combining jewels photographed by Colin Crisford and illustrations by Richard Wilkinson.  Putting the two together took a huge amount of time and skill and the results are poignant.

Each image was accompanied by poetry from the likes of D. H. Lawrence, Shakespeare and William Thackeray on what was a 16 page spread of epic proportions.  Moussaieff even made us a blue diamond necklace especially.  The challenge of the jewellery supplements was to provide meaning within an industry preoccupied with beauty and I like to think that vigorous intelligence ran through all of them.

Jewellery Yellow, white and diamond tiara.  Diamond bracelet and earrings, Graff, POA

White agate ring by Francesca Villa, £7,150 / Diamond ring by Boghossian, POA

Jet and diamond collar by Jacqueline Cullen, £5,995

Bangles by Amrapali, Nagle & Sisters / Pearl earrings by Hemmerle / rings by Messika and Elisabeth Gage

Vintage tourquoise ruby and diamond ring by Vendome, £18,000

Creative Team Stylist: Melanie Grant, Photographer: Colin Crisford, Illustrator: Richard Wilkinson, Digital and post production: Noel Allen.

Photographed for Intelligent Magazine at The Economist in November 2015.


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