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The Photographer Behind CK's ‘Obsession’ Campaign Was Obsessed With Kate Moss

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Kate Moss has finally revealed what it was like to shoot her iconic Calvin Klein Obsession campaign with her boyfriend at the time, photographer Mario Sorrenti. Vogue UK has the SHOWstudio video of Moss's interview with Nick Young, in which she describes the circumstances of the shoot. Calvin Klein booked Sorrenti to shoot the campaign after looking at Sorrenti's book, which was full of shots of Moss. "Calvin was clever, he saw from the pictures that it was obsession, and it really was an obsession," she said. Sorrenti and a 17-year-old Moss ended up spending over a week shooting photos at a deserted little shack on the beach. Moss said:

I'd wake up in the morning and he'd be taking pictures of me. I was like, 'Fuck off!' I lay like that [naked on a couch] for 10 days. He would not stop taking pictures of that. But, he's Italian, you know? He was like, 'Lay down, I'll tell you when we've got it!' We probably had it in the first roll.

The couple broke up after the photoshoot. "I was so… we split up after that," Moss said. "When you're in a relationship with a photographer and they start abusing that relationship - and being like, 'I want you to do this, and I want you to do that' - it makes you go, 'No'. I didn't want to work all the time, but he'd be like, 'Get up on the roof, take your clothes off,' and I would think, 'Fuck off!' Now I understand that kind of thing a bit better, capturing an image, but at the time I was 17."