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Black Light by Paul Merritt uses the cavernous space at ARROJO TriBeCa to make the lighting the integral medium for expressing the theme of the collection. To realize this vision, Paul took inspiration from outside the world of hair. Lights and silhouettes, dark shapes and outlines all visible against a lighter background, with the use of dimmed lighting.
“I’m inspired by bowl shapes in hairdressing right now,” adds Merritt. “When I thought of the 1960s-inspired bowl cuts and styles I wanted to create for this shoot, I immediately began to think of the moon. More specifically, the light the moon gives off. I was thinking of the lunar eclipses that occur when the earth’s shadow blocks the sun’s light. The earth’s shadow completely covers the moon, creating dark light and silhouettes, which is the form I visualized for this collection.”
Paul Merritt with Support from Hilary Bilstad, Aziza Rasulova, Corrinn Dinan, Stefanie Stalder