On exhibition for the first time ever will be Kirkland’s latest project, ALPHABET, an epic adventure of the human alphabet. The concept was spawned by his wife and business partner, Francoise Kirkland.

“For the longest time I had the idea or creating a human alphabet inspired by the wonderful illustrator Erte,” shares Francoise Kirkland. “I knew we had the perfect subject in circus performer and physical poet, Erika Lemay, whom Douglas had photographed a number of times for various publications and projects. The stars aligned to get our dream crew together during the summer of 2015 and the production of this project was my 81st birthday present to Douglas. What better gift than working and taking photographs. That’s what he loves best.”




ALPHABET is a Douglas and Francoise Kirkland Production, starring Erika Lemay. Element Design by William Thoren with Fashion Director Simone Guidarelli.

Special Thanks to:
Marco Acerbi, Jenna Garagiola Hair and Make up For Cloutier Remix, Mark Kirkland, Miranda Boller, Zander Roberts, Cassandra Summer, David Coffey, Samuel Herndon, Massimiliano Galli, Porselli Milan, Sharra Pagano , Chiara Boni, La Petite Robe, FioriCouture, Way 2 Much Entertainment, Eat.Drink.Americano, Michael Burke & Angie An, Canon USA and Moab by Legion Paper


View the rest of Douglas Kirkland’s works here.
Will be shown at the Beyond the Lens exhibition for the first time! See event details here!

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