“The magic of a costume fitting can be described in one sentence:  We work together until the third person appears in the room.”         Meryl Streep, on her collaboration with costume designers.

Luke REICHlE                                   

The Fitting Room is a series of digital portraits that explore the intersection of image, character and expression -- the territory that opens in the process between an actor and costume designer as they develop the outer elements of a role.  The pieces in this body of work seek to capture the appearance of, "the third person," that point in the costume fitting when an actor must relinquish some of their own personality in order to make room for the character they are to portray.