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Antonioni’s Blow-Up

Models, Photographers, and Swinging-60s London: How Blow Up Was Made

A Q&A with the English model Jill Kennington about her role in Blow Up, the art-house movie heard around the world.

Director Michelangelo Antonioni directing Alain Delon and Monica Vitti in L'eclisse (1962)

Michelangelo Antonioni (Italian director), Alain Delon, and Monica Vitti on the set of "L'Eclisse"

The models pose, desperately seeking approval, as Thomas repositions them. As Philippe Garner points out in the book’s essay “The New Pop Photocracy,” photography became the new “in” profession in the 60s, and as a result of this film, their direction and vision became more influential on shoots—career-making or breaking for a model. *By Arthur Evans/© Turner Entertainment Co.—A Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.*

Models, Photographers, and Swinging-60s London: How Blow Up Was Made

David Hemmings and Veruschka on the set of Blow-Up

On set of “Blow Up” (1966)

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