Borrowing Tom Ford‘s movie title our series of two different photo shootings we did with my photographer Panagiotis Kadigkos are going to be unfold as you scroll later on . The 2016 film is a neo-noir psychological film with Tom Ford’s distinctive signature and narrative skill based on Austin Wright’s novel Tony and Susan .
Two parallel stories occurred during the film , Susan an artgallery-owner receives a manuscript of a novel written by her ex-husband , the book named Nocturnal animals is inspired by the nickname her ex gave to her . In the novel , an unexpected event during a family road trip in West Texas disturbs the balances . The wife and daughters were kidnapped by two men in the middle of nowhere . Later the father is being informed by a policeman about their fate , the women had been raped and murdered .
Fortunately , our photo-story has no relation at all with the movie script . Just the title sounded appealing to me and I associated the events that took place in the streets late at night , referring to our photo shooting and the setting where the story of the novel unfolds .
Just be careful who you trust late at night , even your own eyes can betray you . Mythical figures and dreamy creatures can come to life , sometimes the borderline between illusions and reality is very thin .
“I’ve always preferred mythology to history. Because history is made up of truths which eventually turn into lies, while mythology is made up of lies that eventually become truths. ” Jean Cocteau
“And if I have the good fortune to live on in your minds, it would be in mythological form.” Jean Cocteau
Thank you your time !
Photographer : Panagiotis Kadigkos
More about his body of work visit his Portfolio here
Styling , make up , art direction : Panagiotis Kadigkos and Eleni Kadigkou
Starring : Eleni Kadigkou
Till next time !
Eleni Kadigkou Xx