Lara Burger - Interview Project No#5

The Interview project is a personal project by which I interview a model I’ve met at castings or that I have worked with in the past. The interview is then processed into a shoot and offered as images rather than words. Hopefully the result has neither the insincerity of advertising nor the narcissism of self published social media.

I met Lara B in Cape Town at a casting and was immediately struck by her look that seemed to have time traveled here from another era. My normal opening question of “what do you do with your spare time, any hobbies or passions?” was answered nonchalantly by “I play the cello”. So we penciled a shoot date.

There is little in the way of a written description needed when someone is involved in a art as expressive as music. Lara and I headed to Elgin, a small farming town outside of Cape Town, to find a natural habitat where she could play us “The Swan” - Carnival of Animals on her cello. Though the result remains conceptual I think it is very close to the person that Lara Burger is.

A big thank you to we-are creative for the support in filing and editing the video and to the apple farmer who allowed us access to this magic landscape.

Below is a film and original recording of Lara playing in her cello in the forest…


Again thanks to we-are creative for their involvement in the filing and editing of the video

Thank you Lara Burger for your time and talent.

All images & Creative Direction: Justin Polkey

Director: Justin Polkey

DOP: Ryan Janssens

Drone Pilot: Robin Taylor

Editor: Luka Scott

Stylist: Emma Menteath

Hair and Make Up: Michi Schietzel