Study of Pose: 1,000 Poses by Coco Rocha

While doing a bit of research for last weeks 'Directing Models' post I came across this upcoming book. that looks very interesting! (I've already pre ordered mine from Amazon!)

The Study of Pose is an upcoming book by photographer Steven Sebring and supermodel Coco Rocha, also known as "the Queen of Pose” known for her ability to strike fashion poses at high speed. 

The Amazon book description reads:

'A groundbreaking, in-depth exploration of the movement and flexibility of the human body, featuring 1,000 stunning black-and-white photographs that showcase the unique collaboration between international supermodel Coco Rocha, “The Queen of Pose,” and world-renowned photographer Steven Sebring.

Supermodel Coco Rocha’s uncanny ability to strike distinctive, camera-ready poses at an astounding speed has earned her international fame throughout the fashion industry—and made her the muse of celebrated photographer Steven Sebring. In Study of Pose, Sebring and Rocha have documented 1,000 unique poses—theatrical, vibrant, elegant, dramatic, and unlike anything the fashion or art worlds have seen before.'

I also love the fact the book comes with an accompanying app that will allow to see each pose from 360 degrees so that you can rotate each of Rochas poses and see every view.

There is a little promotional video available that shows some BTS footage of the making of the book:

Following on from that I found a couple of great video clips of Coco in action that you may find helpful, especially the facial posing as a lot of models really struggle with the confidence to do this. I'm not sure I'd appreciate the speed she changes (maybe thats my age) but Rocha is no doubt a master at it!

The Study of pose comes out November 20th in the UK and looks amazing value for money. I'll write a little review when I've absorbed it!