Van Cleef & Arpels specializes in women’s jewels, but each year at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) it translates its jewelry expertise into watches combined with creative complications. This year was no exception as the company presented a number of exceptional timepieces led by the Lady Arpels Planétarium for women and the Midnight Heure d’Ici & Heure d’Ailleurs for men.
Directors make so many filmmaking decisions that go unnoticed by casual viewers because we’re not paying close attention—but the use of color isn’t one of them. Color immediately stands out. Films can be hyper colorful and smack you with the entire color wheel, or they can be totally muted and monochromatic. You’re able to recognize the aesthetic and intention because you have eyeballs (and are presumably not colorblind) and can see what the director wants to show you, because it’s literally right in front of you.
I didn’t expect it to be, but staring straight into the eyes of these fascinating bugs is chilling. The clear, close up shots of their heads and the incredible, foreign detail of their eyes and bodies makes them seem like they’re not a part of this world. I mean, you could totally convince me that these are aliens.