Chloë Sevigny featured in book by Brianna Capozzi

Chloë Sevigny is featured in Well Behaved Women, a new book by photographer Brianna Capozzi. Via Dazed Digital:

New York-based photographer Brianna Capozzi has made a name for herself shooting the strong, vibrant women she surrounds herself with, in settings that balance surrealism and banality. Working with the likes of Chloë Sevigny, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Natasa Vojnovic and her mother, Marie Capozzi, Capozzi’s playful style is underpinned with assertion and sensuality – and the images that make up her new book, Well Behaved Women, are no exception.

“I wanted to portray all the different sides of what it means to be a woman. I didn’t want to shove this idea of ‘strong women’ down anyone’s throat because that’s not all that we are. We go beyond that. We’re strong, yes, but we have our flaws and our insecurities too,” says Capozzi. “There’s an honesty to the images that comes from working with women that know themselves deeply.”

The honesty that’s projected from the pages of the book is down to the relationships Capozzi has built with the women that star in it. “I’ve known a lot of these women for a long time, and there’s a rapport between us now that allows me to step back from directing and let them do their own thing,” she says. “With Hanne (Gaby Odiele), for example, when we work together there’s this sense of freedom that’s really inspiring. She moves fast and takes control, and she’s totally open. It’s amazing to work with people that bring their own ideas and stories and work them into the shots.”

Check out a preview of the new images in our gallery. Well Behaved Women will be available from IDEA Books from May 3.

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