James Franco Shoots For ‘Elle,’ Adds ‘Fashion Photographer’ To Ever-Growing List Of Careers

James Franco at the ’Your Highness’ premiere in Santa Barbara, California, on April 1.
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There’s literally nothing James Franco can’t do. The jack-of-all-trades has also worked as a producer, writer, director, comic artist, author, painter, teacher, *deep breath* television host, curator, blogger, student, musician, and now fashion photographer. Oh, and somewhere, we hear he has an acting career. We’re guessing James never ever EVER sleeps (shining example: he attended Columbia University’s MFA writing program, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts’ filmmaking program, and Brooklyn College’s fiction-writing program ALL AT THE SAME TIME), and we’re betting BIG BUCKS that every recent art school grad is shaking a fist in James’ direction for stealing their jobs. BUT we’re not mad because a) we have jobs (thanks, MTV!) and b) we sort of love his fearless attempt at mastering every creative medium he lays his adorable hands on.

SOMEHOW he got an amazeee gig with Elle magazine in which he shoots THE Agyness Deyn, who is also credited as a “fashion editor” for the spread. WHOA. DOES NO ONE DO THEIR ASSIGNED JOBS ANY MORE? ARE MODELS TAKING JOURNALISM GIGS? (Edit: Yes. Yes they are. See Naag.) Anywho, onto his first FASHUNNN spread! Let the judging commence.

Agyness Deyn in ’Elle’ magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of ’Elle’ magazine

Oooooh, epic first shot! It feels rugged and old-timey, kind of like Mr. Franco. Her outfit is subtlety-chic with an inside-out tee, skinny jeans, and minimal accessories. The photo really nails how boring it is to shoot nature from a helicopter, right Aggy?

Agyness Deyn in ’Elle’ magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of ’Elle’ magazine

Imogen Poots in ’Elle’ magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of ’Elle’ magazine

These are ALSO vintagey-cool, and we’ll tell you one thing—they look relaxed. James probably put them at ease during the shoot using some of his comedy skillz, which we’re totally into. And we love how his film background makes every moment look like a still from an indie flick.

Natalia Bonifacci in ’Elle’ magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of ’Elle’ magazine

Agyness Deyn in ’Elle’ magazine.
Photo: Courtesy of ’Elle’ magazine

WHOA. HAI ANDROGYNY. This is anything BUT man-repeller fashion right here, and we love James’ take on their ’80s business casual ensembles. They just look so dang COOL that we’re straight up thinking of wearing a tie to the office. Tomorrow. With pants. Nice work, Mr. Franco. Nice work.