COACD Wild Things
Casting guru Douglas Perrett of Confessions of a Casting Director (COACD) is releasing Wild Things this week, a limited edition book containing 281 Polaroids from the hundreds of COACD castings that he’s conducted in his 10-year career.
“I wanted to take all these Polaroids that I had on my wall and make an actual catalogue, something that I could give to clients,” says Perrett. The images were selected from an archive of more than 10,000 photos and chosen because they showcased a certain kind of rawness, the way the models looked as new arrivals in New York. “I picked the ones I thought best showed that they had literally just gotten here, walking into the room with all their bags,” he adds. “I was really going for that sort of vulnerability.”
‘Wild Things’ features some of the first casting photos that were taken of runway stars like Miranda Kerr, Arizona Muse, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
The limited edition release will be available only through Dashwood Books, but MilkMade will be giving away a signed copy to a random commentator (using a marvelously complex and foolproof algorithm, of course). Watch the trailer for the book below, and pick up your copy to see the collection, which Perrett lovingly dedicates “to all the teenagers and their dreams.”
— Erin Kelleher