Once again, Bravo is launching another reality show that takes place in the fashion world.
This time, it's not about designers or models. "Double Exposure" (10 tonight) revolves around fashion photographers, specifically the duo of Markus Klinko and Indrani, who shoot high-end, high-concept shots, often involving celebrities.
Enjoying the show hinges on whether you like the pair. And I'm not sure that you will.
What's not in doubt is that the two are good at what they do, very good. You get to see their work and they help make people look amazing. In the two episodes I saw, they work with Eve and Dita Von Teese, among others, and the images are breathtaking.
But getting there involves a lot of bickering and even more whining. Klinko and Indrani were a couple for eight years; they decided they worked better as collaborators and not lovers. But they still are working out their relationship issues. Klinko is typically the photographer, while Indrani handles the concepts, the photo editing, and as a former model, stands in as a model to set up shots. She feels that her contributions are underrated, and she's probably right. It doesn't help that Klinko is a boorish, prima donna, who feels threatened anytime Indrani seems like she's moving beyond where he'd like her to be. Indrani, meanwhile, demands to be taken seriously, and then is prone to pouting. Left to manage these two personalities is the equally talented stylist GK Reid.
Everything isn't all glamour; Klinko's irresponsibility put the company in bankruptcy; they're still working their way out of that.
I like photography and seeing how an image comes together, but I'm not sure if over a number of weeks, the mechanics of that process will vary that much. So I'm left to ponder whether I can take weeks of watching Klinko and Indrani and their passive-aggressive dance.
Signs point to no.