James Franco Photographs Agyness Deyn for Elle

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Agyness Deyn channels James Dean for this James Franco-photographed Elle shoot.

James Franco, the man of many occupations (actor, student, artist, Oscar host, and writer among them), has just added another to his resume: photographer.

Elle magazine has tapped Franco to shoot a fashion story for the magazine’s July issue, starring another slashie: model/musician/actress Agyness Deyn.

The supermodel channels the similarly named James Dean—appropriately enough, Dean earned Franco his first Golden Globe when the actor played him in a 2001 biopic—for the spread, which was photographed in L.A. and inspired by Rebel Without a Cause.

Deyn, in slicked-back hair and vintage shades, sports a white tee and jeans in most of the shots—though some see her in a very Dean-worthy Rebecca Minkoff moto jacket or a silk Jenni Kayne button-down shirt.

And lest you think that Franco is out to conquer the world, one medium at a time, though, he tells the magazine that that isn’t the case.

“It’s not about mastering all of them,” he said. “It’s about using each when appropriate, so that I’m not confined to a traditional approach.”

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View from above: Deyn takes the scenic route in an image shot by James Franco for the July issue of Elle.

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