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- Lenin created the first truly modern propaganda machine, and its most colorful, dramatic and original form was the poster. (Fact) The idea for… Read More
- Lenin created the first truly modern propaganda machine, and its most colorful, dramatic and original form was the poster. (Fact) The idea for this photo shoot was borrowed from the vintage Soviet posters. I came across a few "Bolshevik Era" posters and decided to reinterpret the idea with a twist of fashion flare. The concept was to create the exact same image with similar colors and poses, but with rather less patriotic context. The original poster exhibits a serious looking woman who's holding a finger on her mouth, with the Russian inscription below that translates: "Don't tell". She is addressing the public to be as discreet as possible and not to talk about certain secrets.... She is warning us that even the "walls have ears". My interpretation of the same poster has a different meaning. I worked with the fashion photographer Alexandre Paskanoi who came up with an interesting idea of mentioning the famous party which is called "Don't Tell my Booker". This event is well-known in the fashion circles. Here is the video of the "Don't Tell my Booker" party. Read Less
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