Not everybody knows that Helena Christensen is actually a pretty good photographer in addition to being a very pretty model. Her work's appeared in Marie Claire and ELLE, and she's had several exhibitions here and abroad. But if you haven't had the pleasure of taking her handiwork in, we suggest stopping by the Dactyl Foundation Gallery at 64 Grand Street anytime between December 15th and January 10th. That's where Helena's next exhibit takes place, a series of photos she's titled "Far from, close". For every work sold, Dactyl will give a child at The Point a camera of his/her very own, and all proceeds will benefit The Point and CPI Chernobyl organization. But the opening night party will be thrown by People's Revolution - so don't come unless you're ready for potential cameras!
Helena Christensen Tells Us Why She's Going Behind the Lens For Her Next Gig
Helena Christensen has made a career in front of the camera, but for her next gig she's stepping behind the lens. The Danish supermodel is teaming up with scouting and management agency Unsigned Management and Swarovski Crystallized to find the new faces for the Swarovski Crystallized Spring 2012 campaign. But Christensen won't just be lending her expert opinion as a model with an enviable 20 year career--she'll be photographing the campaign. We chatted with the supe about her passion for photography, her advice to young models, and why she got involved with the Unsigned Model Search with Swarovksi Crystallized.