"Best $2k I Ever Spent!": Art Basel Makes Modeling Dreams Come True

by Chiara Atik · December 2, 2009

[All photos by Billy Farrell for PMc]. Art Basel officially kicked off in Miami yesterday, starting with photographer Jordan Doner's interactive installation, where the audience signs a basic model release form, and then starts posing for pictures with the real models.-

The installation ("Land"), at the 101/exhibit Gallery, is composed of draped sheets, mirrors, and random videos playing. The models (the real ones) all wear body suits, and typical model-y hair and makeup. After walking through the space, you become surrounded by said models, Doner starts shooting, and just like that, you are a model yourself, no Tyra or starvation necessary! Isn't Art  Basel great?

Jordan Doner, Adam Wolfson, Sloan Schaffer, Models, Atmosphere

Carli Schaffer, Loree Wasserman  Joel Mesler, Claire Distenfeld

Brian Friedman, Riki Shaw, Jordan Ray

Sarah Aibel, Zach Rockhill

Stephanie Pappas, Susan Elizabeth Lisa Treister, Leigh Parrinello

Sloan Schaffer, Adam Wolfson, Jerome Shaw

Rod Wasserman, Loree Wasserman Jordan Doner, Models, Atmosphere