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February 27, 2013

Just About Now

a short film for Laikingland - a gentle timer designed and developed by Maarten Baas with Laikingland, just right for a few minutes meditation

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February 25, 2013

Life in the studio


four models, four hairdressers, one stylist and photographer Ruby Black rocking the studio today.


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February 23, 2013

Three more from the college days




These were once more taken on high speed Ektachrome reversal film, relying on careful exposure settings to get the desired effects, and there was no fancy LED screen at the back of the camera, nor computers to tether to and check your results - you shot blind as it were, relying on experience and instinct and bracketing. The irony is, to appear on these digital pages the transparencies have had to be scanned and then fed through Photoshop.

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February 21, 2013

at Liverpool College of Art




UPDATE: these were the days before Photoshop, all shot on 35m HIgh Speed Ektachrome reversal film. No filters or effects applied, just focus, shutter speed and aperture to play with.

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February 20, 2013

delicate job with a big brush


one from the archive: Katrin doing the make-up on Rachel for Possible Dancer.

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February 17, 2013

a smaller splash


pre-production work on the next film

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February 14, 2013

Just about now


in the studio filming a gentle sand timer designed by Maarten Baas for Laikingland


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February 13, 2013

Little Chef

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February 12, 2013

Martin Norman sculpture


taking photographs of cold cast metal resin animals in the studio today

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February 10, 2013

One day to become my Grandmother


Cissie Middlebrooke

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February 07, 2013

collecting blackberries in an Airtex shirt


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February 03, 2013

The Old Tin Bath

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Possibly time to get the tin bath out again - I feel a dance film coming on

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February 02, 2013

Lucy, standing


2012 charcoal on paper 840mm x 540mm

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February 01, 2013

Van porn


Austin J series.


Austin K8

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