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Times Gone By - The Art of Creating Yesteryear

Evocative times past always hook the imagination. Advertising knows this well and it has been a favourite hook to capture the interest and heart. I especially loved developing my own take on these trends as it brought the painter out in me. Here are some of those results!


The influences of Impressionism, the desire that photography became just as much an art form as painting drove me to explore its potential through images reconstructing, imagining and depicting the past. Here are some of those attempts. Now today with so much manipulation we have within the digital arena the marriage of photogrpahy and painting can become a blurred fusion. At first sneering at its birth I have since become to love and utilise so much of what digital offers. It is the eye that matters, the frame that speaks not the technical injection. Having said that, like all accomplished artists you can only draw a figure as Matisse shows us in his final works when you have imbibed all the technical, all the know how and experience garnered over a life time. Everything else is merely exploration, experience and encounter.

Emigrants

The diaspora of humanity has always been nomadic. Either forced through natural cycles, war, displacement, persecution or seeking new lives it was always evocative of change in action. 
This image was created in the studio with the help of my trusty and brilliant stylist and set builders. In London at that time  ample character agencies for the people element and prop houses for still and film that made these jobs a joy.

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Embarkation emigrants

Emigrants

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Dickensian Times

A fine country house in the shires supplied this magnificent setting for this creation.
The character actor was simply the best. How I loved seeking out these faces to litter my imaginationary crerations. I cannot stress how much we relied on those great stylists to bring the period into life

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Dickensian Times

Dickensian Times

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Scamps

An early representation of why Trapman was so called upon to shoot kids. Around the time of the Hovis commercials, it needed to exude all sorts of emotional draw down. This was definitely done in the vein of period piece, haunting past times that made the Hovis commercials such iconic ads.

If I told you it was a teaser for a tobacco company you will realise how times have changed without the hark back references. But all in all a shoot I was proud of photographically

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Scamps

Scamps

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Mother Child Reunion

This was in the days of Anscochrome, A film made by GAF that was so popular by such users as Sarah Moon, one of my heroes. I loved it as it gave such a Pointillistic feel to each image. You could abuse it in development, crush the D-Max and still get a beautiful shot

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Mother Child Reunion

Mother Child Reunion

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Bride and Maid

Shot from the fifth storey balcony of my apartment in the heartland of Hackney, East London where I spent the last ten years of my career operating from. Preparing the garden, confetti flying and a master stylist to bring the elements together we caught the magic light that is so often found in great cities

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Bride and Maid

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Le Jardin des Roses

One of my most favourite and earliest models used to create that Impressionist 'feel'.  The 70s at their most expansively hopeful.
in the budding youth of my career I was passionate about the Impressionist movement, its shock and awe thrown into the pile of artistic normalcy shattering forever what people considered representative art.
For me this expresses everything youth, aspiration and dreamy eyed romanticism represents.

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Le Jardin des Roses

Le Jardin des Roses

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Les Sources de Celestins Vichy

Les Sources de Celestins Vichy was a recreation of the Années Dorée Grand Tour years of the late 1800s.
Commissioned by Vichy to promote their natural spring water it was a joy to recreate a period so rich in elegance in an environment that had not changed one bit.
It seems today there are all sorts of plastic protection boards and c rime preventing nonsense. This image captures it before present day overkill.

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Tasting The Waters

Les Sources de Celestins Vichy

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Romancing The Sting

Two great actors - Suzy Arthur, her daughter and ....what, Redford? Well we'll say nothing.
A beautiful shoot in London back in the 80s, was it Hyde Park or Regent's Park - the memory cells fail me.
Anyway an evocative timeless image!

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A couple of stars and child

Romancing The Sting

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