Are you alright up there?” asks artist Mat Collishaw, as Kate Moss wobbles alarmingly in a pair of spindly, pearl-encrusted Alexander McQueen heels on a precarious heap of fiber-glass volcanic rocks. Shooting a supermodel in high fashion is a new experience for Collishaw, whose natural environment is a studio in south London, where he works alone. For Moss, it is all in a day’s work. “I’m fine!” she laughs. “Just hurry up!”
Finding a new way to represent one of the world’s most photographed women is a near impossible challenge, but as Moss has proved throughout her extraordinary career, there is always another aspect of her image or personality to explore. Which is why, when she agreed to take part in a shoot for The Edit to celebrate Christie’s upcoming auction of some of her most striking images, we asked her to collaborate with an artist she had never worked with before – her old friend Collishaw.
Collishaw’s dark but alluring photographs and video pieces portray an eerie twilight world –