Shot by photographer Mark Laita, created and curated by Sophie de Rakoff; Transformation X is a photographic project addressing the transformational power of costume design. Laita and de Rakoff have been collaborating with the film and theatre industry’s most prominent costume designers to shoot before and after portaits of actors as they are transformed into fictional characters of the costume designers making. Actor ‘A’ is photographed when he/she checks in for work: and then actor ‘A’ is again photographed when they have been through the works and are ready to act. So far the project has visited the set of Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, Clint Eastwoods Jersey Boys and Steven Soderbergh’s The Knick amongst others. Transformation X will be exhibited first during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival (for which the project was conceived) and will later be the subject of an exhibit a the Fahey Klein Gallery and an accompanying book.