Why Marc Jacobs, EmRata and More Are Staging At-Home Photo Shoots

In the wake of social distancing guidelines, big budget photo shoots have basically come to a halt. But while many top photographers are seeing their work take a hit, Mert Alas is using this extra free time to get creative.

The sought-after photographer, known for his collaborative work with Marcus Piggot, is inviting users to DM him their own photos which he will creative direct, edit and post on his Instagram account. (Fittingly, he’s calling the photo series “Quarantine Days.”)

Marc Jacobs on Instagram: “Thank you @mertalas for inviting me to participate in this wonderful project. It’s a beautiful work of he(art) in the time of COVID.…”

Colton Haynes on Instagram: “So excited that I got to take part in @mertalas “The Quarantine Days” series & could be a subject of his art from my home. Sending love to…”

A few submissions have already been uploaded and include some familiar faces like Marc Jacobs, Liam Payne, Emily Ratajkowski, Colton Haynes, Amber Valletta and Lily Aldridge. The concepts behind their at-home photoshoot include glittery eye makeup and clever booty shots (Jacobs), posing longingly in a shower (Haynes) and hazy black and white portraits (EmRata).

The project is ongoing and photos are being uploaded daily with a different creative, styling and fashion concept selected by Alas. (“You can be a greek god in a dream or hungry vampire in love,” he writes.) It’s not limited just to celebs, however. Anyone can participate by following the instructions and DMing him your photos. Happy creating!

Mert Alas on Instagram: “LETS PLAY ,LETS CREATE #LETSART #quarantine”

Photos via Instagram

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[Verse 1: Gunna]
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[Chorus: Gunna]
Whippin’ that Masi, pay me for the party
I don’t wear Ed Hardy, got drip on my body
Ten thousand ones for these strippers in Follies
Codeine I sip while I’m smoking exotic
Working like Gotti, my crew almighty
No TGI Fridays, eat five-star, we dining
All of my bitches want VVS diamonds
Throw racks in the club and start changing the climate

[Verse 2: Hoodrich Pablo Juan]
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[Chorus: Gunna]
Whippin’ that Masi, pay me for the party
I don’t wear Ed Hardy, got drip on my body
Ten thousand ones for these strippers in Follies
Codeine I sip while I’m smoking exotic
Working like Gotti, my crew almighty
No TGI Fridays, eat five-star, we dining
All of my bitches want VVS diamonds
Throw racks in the club and start changing the climate