The Cinema at Selfridges hosted famed photographer Alistair Guy‘s premiere for Love Thee last Friday.
After years behind the lens of a still camera as a photographer, Alistair marks his directorial cinematic debut with a short film that explores the themes of age and beauty.
Starring the world’s oldest working model Daphne Selfe in the lead and Tilly Wood in a supporting role, this powerful film utilizes the narration of How I Love Thee, a Victorian poem from Elizabeth Barrett Browning, to entice the viewer into a journey of self-exploration and nostalgia.
The film was captured using a 16mm Bolex film camera from the 1960s using original footage with no retouching or effects added giving it an authentic and realistic look.
DDW partnered with The Cinema at Selfridges to host the special evening event, marking one of the very first events ever to take place in the world’s first department store cinema which opened in December 2019.
The evening was complete with a Q&A session with the filmmakers led by British actress Charlotte Carroll, goodie bags by DRTY Drinks and Charbonnel et Walker Chocolates as well as a post-film reception of cinema-themed canapés, cocktails and flowing champagne.
About Alistair Guy:
‘Alistair Guy has contributed to a number of notable British fashion magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar as well as for brands ranging from Burberry, Net-a-Porter, Vodafone, Style.com and Smythson. His exhibitions have garnered rave reviews and featured the likes of Erin O’Connor, Yasmin Sewell, Lulu Guinness, and Daphne Selfe previously in his exhibition entitled “Strong Women”.’