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]]>James Dean in 2001, shot models Agyness Deyn, Natalia Bonifacci and Imogen Poots for a “Rebel Without a Cause” themed series. Stephen Frailey, the BFA Photography department chair at New York’s School of Visual Arts spoke with Stylelist to analyze Franco’s photo skills. “I certainly appreciate his energy and his ambition,” he says. “But they lack originality. They’re very familiar both in terms of style and narrative.” Adding, “If we make an analogy to acting, he’s not embodying the part. He hasn’t really found his voice. It’s like amateurish acting, if you’re supposed to play a rebellious character you come out on stage in a leather jacket and sunglasses, as opposed to finding something of substance and authenticity.” Ouch — Check out a few of the images below for yourself. You can see even more of the photographs here. How do you think he did? franco elle James Franco solidifies renaissance man status: Becomes a fashion photographerfranco elle2 James Franco solidifies renaissance man status: Becomes a fashion photographerfranco elle3 James Franco solidifies renaissance man status: Becomes a fashion photographer

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