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exclusive | A lot of people saw this shoot before it was published: it featured on TV3’s Nightline in New Zealand. Jack Yan reveals the behind-the-scenes story

Photographed by Douglas Rimington
Make-up by Nicola Brockie
Styled by Fiona Barnett
Hair styled by Amy Yandle
Modelled by Maya/The Agencie

Behind-the-scenes photography by Jack Yan

MAIN PHOTOGRAPH: The author’s favourite image from the series. CLOCKWISE FROM ABOVE: Maya in Nikki-L. Doug Rimington shooting Maya, half-way during the session. Maya in Nikki-L. A close-up for the beauty section, with Maya wearing Doug’s coat. Doug photo-editing at the office, with editor-in-chief Nicola Brockie looking on.

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Initial capUNNY HOW SOMETIMES the best shoots come from being unplanned. I shouldn’t really say that, for the above shoot on this page, shot by Douglas Rimington, was the result of a week’s planning. However, there was no plan for it in the editorial calendar, and the team rushed out to Worser Bay on an uncharacteristically cold autumn day, dropping other tasks at the office.
   New Zealand network TV3 wanted a story for its top-rating Nightline programme, specifically, one about Lucire’s launch into Romania. This was a historical move, though at the time we thought it was another day at work. The journalist, Natasha Utting, really deserves credit for a good nose. Now that this is happening, we realize what she meant: no one has managed to do this with a web site before.
   However, it would be dreadfully boring if Ms Utting came to interview me and Nicola. Why not do a shoot, even if the camera wasn’t loaded? At least then the TV cameraman would have some decent visuals to give to the news programme’s editor.
   Wellington-based photographer, Douglas Rimington, is not one to do things by halves. No way would it be a fake shoot. It would be the whole 8·23 metres, complete with Doug’s regular Impossible Missions’ Force of Amy Yandle on hair and Fiona Barnett (our associate art director) on styling.
   By the Wednesday, Maya from the Agencie was being made up in our offices, I had been dispatched to get unhealthy takeaway food, and the shoot was on its way. Clothing from Sweden’s Panos Emporio and domestic label Nikki-L was brought.
   While I was interviewed, the rest of the team worked on getting some images ready for broadcast, while the final one run in the magazine was also chosen. I believe this is Doug’s finest shoot to date; so good that it’s worth sharing these other fabulous images with readers. The shoot did air that evening on Nightline, helping raise Lucire’s profile just a little more in New Zealand. •

Jack Yan is founding publisher of Lucire.
Douglas Rimington may be reached at douglas.rimington@lucire.com, telephone 64 21 250-3172.

 


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