Autumn stands for crisp days, light jackets and the return of deep reds, oranges and yellows into the natural landscape. It’s also the prelude of Mother Nature’s hibernation season, revealing her last traces of beauty before the bleakness of winter takes over. NY photographer and filmmaker Andrew Nisinson of Nisinsonian Studio collaborated with stylist MOSES on this haunting fashion film that captures the transitioning seasons while highlighting the metamorphosis in human beings as well as nature. The two-minute video takes an ethereal model, Anniek Kortleve, and puts her in a forest setting that embodies the harvest colour palette around her.

“When last autumn set in, I was on a long drive from Long Island to New York City. Images entered my mind of a woman who embodies autumn, who is a part of the change, a part of the forest. I began delving into Native American mythologies, and I found that many tribes believed the seasons to be represented by four female deities. This piece is based on the feminine spirit that represents autumn. From there, it was all about showing this magical transformation. As people, we are still deeply connected to the forest and all things natural; I set out to show this beauty, this relationship, as best I could,” says Nisinson.

Director: Andrew Nisinson
Stylist: Moses
Model: Anniek Kortleve
Visual Effects: + SCALE

+ SCALE offers innovative, creative solutions for film, video, design, interaction and audio. Led by creative director Todd Sines, SCALE operates as boutique studio collective of artists, directors, designers, animators and photographers. Projects include direction and design for broadcast, film, web, print and environments.