"Russian Doll": Director's Lookbook

Visual Consulting for Original Netflix Series "Russian Doll"

After developing the first two pre-production lookbooks for Russian Doll, Leslye Headland—director of the first three episodes and co-creator of the show with Natasha Lyonne and Amy Poehler—asked me to design a lookbook that would incorporate my original books' concepts with those developed by the show's production designer, cinematographer, costume designer, etc.

This book needed to make choices. For example, should the show be neon noir, film noir, or neo-realism? Shooting primarily at night, should the show exploit neon signs or the more subtle and draining fluorescent? What best reflects the tone of the show? A show which is both funny and eerie? Distributed to all department heads, producers, visiting directors, etc., the document needed to be clear and consistent. Below is the end result.