A groundbreaking, in-depth exploration of the movement and flexibility of the human body, featuring 1,000 stunning black-and-white photographs that showcase the unique collaboration between international supermodel Coco Rocha, “The Queen of Pose,” and world-renowned photographer Steven Sebring.
Supermodel Coco Rocha’s uncanny ability to strike distinctive, camera-ready poses at an astounding speed has earned her international fame throughout the fashion industry—and made her the muse of celebrated photographer Steven Sebring. In Study of Pose, Sebring and Rocha have documented 1,000 unique poses—theatrical, vibrant, elegant, dramatic, and unlike anything the fashion or art worlds have seen before.
Study of Pose features Rocha in a simple white leotard—bending, jumping, sitting, standing, and everything in between. The result is a gorgeous and arresting look at the potential of the human form.
Packaged in a beautiful black case with two black satin bookmarks and a four-color bellyband with French folds, Study of Pose is sure to become an essential reference for Rocha’s millions of fans around the world, as well as all models, artists, photographers, and lovers of art and fashion.
About The Author
COCO ROCHA is currently one of the top high fashion models in the world. Her advertising campaigns include Longchamp, Chanel, Lanvin, Versace, Balenciaga, YSL Beaute, L’Oreal, Dolce & Gabbana, The Gap, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Zac Posen, DeBeers, Uniqlo, and Rimmel London, among many others. In addition to her advertising and runway work, Coco is frequently featured in the pages of top fashion magazines around the world including the many editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, W, Numero, and V and has graced the covers of various editions of Vogue, Numero, Harper’s Bazaar, i-D, Dazed & Confused, Elle, Allure, Tatler, French, Muse, The Sunday Telegraph, Viktor, Time Style & Design, Madame Figaro, Glow, Fashion, and Flare. In December 2008, Rootstein Display Mannequins unveiled the “Coco” mannequin. Coco collaborated with E! Canada as host for a NY Fashion Week special which aired in May 2009 and was ET Canada’s fashion commentator on the red carpet at the 2010 Grammy Awards. MTV recruited Coco to be their red carpet correspondent for MTV.com at the Video Music Awards in 2010. In December 2009, Vogue Paris named Coco one of the top 30 models of the decade. In 2010, she was awarded Marie Claire’s Prix d’Excellence as their “Model of the Year” by all international editions of the magazine as well as the Elle Style award for “Model of the Year.”
In 2013, she was one of three judges for the Oxygen network reality show,The Face. An avid fan of technology, Coco has unofficially consulted for many tech startups, most recently TheFancy.com, where she has an ongoing collaboration in the “COCO X FANCY” Subscription box. She is also currently a contributing editor to the tech publication PCMag. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she grew up in Richmond, British Columbia, She lives in New York with her husband, artist James Conran.
STEVEN SEBRING is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker, and multimedia artist known for his distinctive style that merges raw realism with high-end fashion. His distinguished celebrity and rock and roll portraiture include images of Patti Smith, Neil Young, Joey Ramone, Alec Baldwin, Phillip Glass, John F. Kennedy Jr., and Bill Gates just to name a few which have been published internationally in Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ, and ELLE. For the past two decades, Sebring has photographed and directed international campaigns for brands as diverse as Estee Lauder, MAC, Joe Fresh, Reed Krakoff, Ralph Lauren, Maybelline, DKNY, and Coach.
In 1995, Sebring’s distinguished celebrity and rock’n’roll portraiture led to a meeting with the legendary Patti Smith, resulting in their 11-year documentary and Sebring’s directorial debut, Dream of Life. The film won a 2008 Sundance Award of Excellence in Cinematography and earned a 2010 Primetime Emmy nomination. Together, Sebring and Smith produced Objects of Life (2010) at the Robert Miller Gallery, Illumination (2011) at Milk Gallery, and also the book Patti Smith: Dream of Life (2009), which chronicle Smith’s personal artifacts and Sebring’s intimate photographs. In May of 2013 Sebring launched Revolution at the 69th Regiment Amory in New York City. The event marked Steven’s release of the artistic and technologically driven project, which takes 360-degree photography to a whole new level. The exhibition was a visual symphony in four parts, consisting of photographs, sculptures, interactive media and a collection of films, all created through Sebring’s one of a kind process that captures form and movement from every angle. He lives in New York City with his wife and son Shoshanna and Seneca Sebring.