“[Vodianova and Banier] met and were excited to do this for me. I love the emotion of black and white photographs, but DVF is all about color … he would take the photos, write and paint on them. Then came Natalia, her beauty, inside and out … her strength, her dignity … she was flattered to be asked … the adventure began … In Paris, in NY … no make up, no hairstyling … just a beautiful strong woman and an artist…”
There’s a really nice movie on the DVF Website that shows the process. If we were back in grade school and had the choice, we’d definitely opt to paint on pictures of Vodianova over plain white paper any day.