Collaborating with Magnum Photos member Jêrome Sessini
”Solitude” for Vogue Italia

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Solitude

Magnum Photos, the most esteemed photographic
cooperative in the world, invests in the creation of editorial
portfolios to reflect the extraordinary work of its members.

This initiative brought AM Studio Paris to collaborate artistically
with French photojournalist Jérôme Sessini.
For 20 years, Jérôme has been documenting the most
critical political and military conflicts in Kosovo, Lebanon,
Iraq and Syria, and has won some of the most prestigious
photo-reportages awards.

 

“Solitude”, the theme of our editorial,
is a story about the loneliness and the division of two
solitary beings, living in the Athenian concrete jungle.
The concepts of abandonment and in-communicability
between men and women, as well as silence, distance,
stillness, are explored aesthetically through a unique lens.

 

“Solitude” is a turning point for what usually is a solitary work
for the war photo-reporter Jérôme Sessini. An amazing team
of talents was assembled to make this editorial happen
Featured in vogue italia 


A story that transcends fashion and completely
resonates with this photographer’s artistic approach.


 

Photography
Jerôme Sessini

Creative Direction
Alexandra Mercuri

Style
Nicholas Georgiou

 

Film
Michel Sedan

Music
Yiannis Loukos

Production
AM Studio Paris

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Collaborating with Magnum photos member Jêrome Sessini
’The Athenians’

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The Athenians

The prestigious photo agency Magnum Photos founded
by the great Henri Cartier-Bresson commissioned AM Studio
to create an editorial portfolio for its multi-awarded photographer Jérôme Sessini.

Creative director Alexandra Mercuri collaborated closely
with the photojournalist to create a story that will transcribe
the intensity of his personal work into a series of editorial portraits.

The Athenians narrates the intensity of each subject whilst being faithful
to the photojournalist’s universe; grounded in reality
rather than to adhere to any form of idealism.

 

Photography
Jerôme Sessini

Creative Direction
Alexandra Mercuri

Style
Nicholas Georgiou

Film
Michel Sedan


Music
Yiannis Loukos

Production
AM Studio Paris

Project Manager
Nikandre Koukoulioti


Hair stylist
Danielle Babek

Make up
Stellar

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“...I never get away from the notion that
I am watching myself in the passing show.
As I eat I think of changes in situations.
I work while I play, with the result that I become myself,
a piece of film.”

Charlie Chapling

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Prelude to a dream

A tribute to the muted gestures and innuendos of body language,
inspired by the monumental work of Charlie Chaplin
or our contemporary James Thierrée.

 
 
 

Creative Direction & set design
Alexandra Mercuri

Photography
Michel Sedan

Style
Anne Raybaud

Filming
Alexy Benard

Model
Maxence Fauvel

Production
Am Studio

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'Casa Tomada, with photographers duo
Sophia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello
'‘The Breeder’ art review

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Casa Tomada

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“Irene era una chica nacida para no molestar a nadie.

Aparte de su actividad matinal se pasaba el resto del dia 

tejiendo en el sofa de su dormitorio...”

Casa Tomada, de Julio Cortazar

Featured on art review ‘The Breeder’


Creative Direction
Alexandra Mercuri

Photography
Sophia Sanchez & Mauro Mongiello

Production
AM Studio Paris

 
 
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A tribute to Asian minimalism

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Cold Moon

The circle is elemental in Asian symbolism as the beginning and the end,
the dual pole of everything and in this series of still and moving images
the face becomes a canvas, enhanced with Kabuki-like make up: the white base,
red lipstick and black and red accents.

 
 

Creative Direction & Photography
Alexandra Mercuri

Filming
Alexy Benard

Production
AM Studio

 
 
 
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An abstract dialogue between art and beauty.

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Creative Direction   I  Photography  I   Digital Collage  I   Production

Wicked beauty

Collage has shaped the visual arts of the 20th century and this work
pays homage to the multiple possibilities of the art form,
combining photography, digital collage, painting,
the face becomes a digital canvas.
An abstract dialogue between art and beauty.

Creative Direction
Alexandra Mercuri

Photography
Michel Sedan

Model
Chloe

Make up
Yannis Siskos

 
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Fashion editorial Marie Claire Greece

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Costa del sol

Editorial shot in the magic land of Messinia, Greece

for Mairie Claire magazine


Art Direction
Alexandra Mercuri

Photography
Michel Sedan

Style
Elina Sigareos

Hair & Make up
Daniel Babek


Model
Taco

 
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EDITIONS

Sixth Extinction

 

Ode to Sappho

 

Cross Roads & Transitions

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