On The Rocks Magazine

07.12.2017

Les Grandes Dames

A Short Film

It often takes a certain force, a depth of
experience, to really wear a piece of jewellery.
Sharif Hamza presents Les Grandes Dames, a
portrait of six inspiring New York women that
explores their lifelong relationship to jewels

“What I find fascinating about jewellery is the sense of permanence that it can hold,” says photographer Sharif Hamza. “It is something that people can use to define themselves and a statement that they keep with them over a greater time than any piece of fashion. Fashion by its nature has to change but jewellery can stand the test of time. I wanted to photograph women of an age that would bring a sense of history beyond their love of jewellery, beyond materialism. Every woman in this [film] and portrait series conveys a story with their expressions and with their words that only comes with time.”

See the photographic portfolio of Les Grandes Dames in the current issue of On The Rocks, out now.

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Film

Sharif Hamza

Featuring

Jenny Hirschowitz

Jo Johnson

Lyn Slater

Maryann Van Dongen

Michele Oka Doner

Patricia Hambrecht

Styling

Célia Azoulay

Casting

Zan Casting

Hair

Edward Lampley using Amika

Make-up

Ai Yokomizo using Clarins

Manicure

Julie Kandalec and Martha Fekete

Styling Assistant

Tanya Ortega

Hair Assistants

Sudo Kiyonori, Vi Huynh

Producer

Ashley Herson

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