“It had to be authentic,” Eckhaus said in New York last night.“I don’t think the idea of simulation ever even crossed our mind.”Still, though they've become mainstream names, Eckhaus and Latta's semi-desperate Craigslist postings went largely unanswered for one of their biggest commercial forays with the brand yet."When the Craigslist line was kind of like crickets, there were some jokes, like, [should it just be] Mike and Zoe?We know what to avoid on the Internet, the same way we know to avoid a dark alley on an unfamiliar street. It was about four days after graduation that I realized I was heading toward disaster.Without my student financial aid money coming in, I wouldn’t be able to pay my bills with my joke of a part-time job.So, instead, she set about taking “very clean, beautiful, and emotionally photographed” scenes of the teens showcasing different sex practices—a non-pornographic approach that Shin, whom Eckhaus and Latta had been trying to work with for so long they actually scrapped another fully conceptualized spring 2017 campaign to make this one, then reinterpreted in a fashion context.“We were thinking of how we were using sexuality, the relationship between fashion advertising and sexuality—and in very direct terms saying sex sells,” Shin explained.That led to a “sex-positive, body-positive, sexuality-positive” message, as Eckhaus put it, that also commented on voyeurism and consumerism.“For us, it was really important to think of sex as something really natural and not something fabricated, hyper-sexualized, or taboo," Eckhaus said.“We weren’t covering people in oil—that’s actually their sweat, you know? "We’ve really wanted to play with the principles around advertising, but it had to be authentic and it had to be real people.
I am a real person and am looking to meet up.” Four days later, he posted again: “How about a cop you must [expletives] to get out of being arrested.
As panic set in, I abandoned the dream of starting a career and set out to simply stay afloat. I responded only to ads for parking lot attendants and busboys and landscapers. I even took two days of work holding a sign at a busy intersection to promote an Indian lunch truck.
After having over 200 casual encounters (and counting) under his belt, a veteran of the Craigslist Casual Encounters section (where people go on to meet with strangers and have anonymous sex) outlines all of the best how-tos and don't-dos of one of the most infamous places on the internet.
And a newly released dash cam video shows how it played out.
Among the records, which were reported Monday by the Associated Press and local media, is the video footage that sparked the police investigation in October 2013.