Enchanted Story–Stars of the French live action version of “Beauty and the Beast” Lea Seadoux and Vincent Cassel pose together in the December 2013 issue of L’Express Styles. The magazine enlisted Luciana Val and Franco Musso to photograph the pair in an enchanted series of images complete with a forest set design by Sophie Glasser. Styled by Vanessa Metz, Lea (who starred in the resort Miu Miu ads) looks perfectly fairy-tale like in crowns and dresses while Vincent poses in sharp suiting. / Hair by Oliver Lebrun, Makeup by Regine Bedot
Retro Dalgalar – Luciana Val and Franco Musso (Art Dept) shoot a vintage style story for the May issue of Vogue Turkey starring Juju Ivanyuk. Styled by Sebastian Kaufmann in classic swimwear styles from labels such as Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Paul Smith and Louis Vuitton; Ieva luxuriates in eastern inspired looks while taking in the sand and sun. / Makeup by Brandt Maculan
Fall Royalty - Photographers Luciana Val & Franco Musso capture Guinevere van Seenus in this regal selection from Chanel’s pre-fall collection for the latest Bergdorf Goodman catalogue. In an undone updo, Guinevere looks like a queen in these lush ensembles featuring tweed and velvet with Byzantine inspired details, including embroidered jewels and hair accessories.
Jennifer Pugh by Luciana Val & Franco Musso
Luciana Val and Franco Musso take inspiration from old Hollywood films for their most recent work in April’s Numéro. The photography duo captures model Rasa Zukauskaite on the set as she dazzles in 1960s inspired looks styled by Capucine Safyurtlu.
There is no doubt that Val & Musso’s “Cabaña” is a visual spectacle. The different patterns and textures draw the viewer’s eye in almost immediately. Yet, I somehow find myself appreciating the black and white photos more. Without the overpowering background colors it’s easier to focus on the clothing. And isn’t that what fashion photography is about after all?