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2. Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid and Lily Aldridge, New York, Stuart Weitzman, 2015

MT: At the end of the day, a fashion photographer’s job is to entice people to get out of the house and buy clothes. We sell, we create desire. I used to look at magazines when I was young, and now I understand that I always liked the little photos. I was really consumed by desire. I think that that is what fashion photographers do, and if you don’t accept that our job is related to commerce, then effectively you’re doing the wrong job.

I think art in general makes you see things differently. I collect fine art and I’m constantly having to look at things differently. I think fashion is another way of doing that. Dressing is the most basic way of expressing. Often, I am
surprised that there are still new ways of communicating these looks.