Husband-and-wife duo Dusan Reljin and Hilde Pettersen Reljin have produced a new short film, where supermodel Chanel Iman hops onto the stripper’s pole under the hypnotic spell of strobe lights and neon lasers.
Chanel Rising came about after a chance conversation with the part-Korean African-American model, who has graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and i-D among others, revealed that pole dancing was her favorite new hobby. Intrigued by her admission, Norwegian photographer Dusan asked if he and his wife could film her in action and capture her personal interest in the exercise craze taking over New York. Having previously shot Iman for Italian Vogue and Victoria’s Secret, the duo enlisted a special effects lighting team for the voyeuristic personal portrait.
Presented by Nowness, you can watch the short now here above.