Hotels are home to all sorts of illicit activities. Weekend trysts, business reprieves, glamorous retreats, and scandalous affairs. Most aren’t documented outside of personal video collections or brilliant red diary covers.
Our only real peek exists in photoshoots, which capture contrived scenes of fantasy and give us a look at some of the salacious scenarios that may take place.
We were inspired by our recent #OPUSRevamped photoshoot to peer inside other imaginary worlds. Behold some of our favourite fashion shoots from behind hotel room doors.
Kate Moss at the Ritz Paris for Vogue. Photographed by Tim Walker.
Sasha Grey at the Sunset Marquis Hotel for BlackBook Magazine. Photographed by Pieter Henket.
Pierre du Calvet Hotel featured in Dressed to Kill Magazine. Photographed by Max Abadian.
Kristen McMenamy at the Chelsea Hotel for Vogue Italia. Photographed by Steven Meisel.
- Sandra O’Connell
Behind the scenes at the OPUS Revamped photoshoot
After revamping our rooms at OPUS Hotel, it’s only natural that we show them off. Last month, we gathered a few creative minds and eyes to capture scripted acts unfold in the hotel.
Joined by Melbourne photographer Laura Manariti, we traipsed about the hotel creating scenes of mischief, amour, and amusement. We put ourselves into the lives of our diverse guests and set up scenarios that may ordinarily remain behind closed doors.
Racks of clothing containing items from Wear Else, JC Studio, Stylista Clothing Co., Scotch & Soda, Shoe Phix, Sienna Ray & Co., Boys’ Co., and Shine Jewels descended upon the second floor meeting room, filling the space with brilliant colour, opulent textures, and the odd sequin twinkling from the depths of fabrics. There were more clothes than the average man or woman has in their closets, and all were fit for one of our lifestyle muses.
With the help of stylists Crystal Carson and Gian Carlo, and makeup by Emily Cheng, our models, Sandra Laratta, Allyson Grant, Leanne Lewin, Nickeil Marcelle, Matthew Chambers, David Chin, and Josh Kalender,were magically transformed into guests.
We staged scenes of lust and desire in hallways, cheeky rendezvous in rooms, illustrious nights in the bar, and luxurious mornings welcoming the sun. We played Peeping Tom to our models, forgetting they were merely portraying characters as we felt ourselves fall into each setting.
Keep a curious eye out for images from our revealing shoot and imagine yourself in each divine scene.
A big thank you to everyone involved!
- Sandra O’Connell