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Mario Lautier Vella, 2017– Mario Lautier Vella, 2017 –

This was taken at Mario Lautier Vella‘s private view for his exhibition of paintings, drawings and collages, Homebodies, 7th July 2017. The exhibition’s brilliant and I strongly urge you to visit. Details below:

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out.

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Street Portrait (for and of Leon Hart), 2016– Street Portrait (for and of Leon Hart), 2015 –

I ran into Leon late last week – I’ve not been taking many street shots recently, so it was great to catch up, and Leon was good enough to let me take his portrait. Thanks very much, Leon! Hope you like your picture.

This is the fourth time I have taken Leon’s portrait. I first photographed him in July 2012, (and posted the shot during science fiction fortnight on TFIPM, naming it after Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man (1951). You can read the original post here). I ran into Leon again in March 2014 (in the meantime I went to an exhibition featuring his exceptional work at the Brick Lane Gallery) – and he was good enough to let me take a second portrait; you can see that one here. And the third one was a lucky encounter on an unauspicious photographic day and can be found here. Check out Leon’s work here: http://www.leonhart.co.uk

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out.

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Street Portrait (for and of Leon Hart), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Leon Hart), 2015 –

This is the third time I have taken Leon’s portrait. I first photographed him in July 2012, (and posted the shot during science fiction fortnight on TFIPM, naming it after Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man (1951). You can read the original post here). I ran into Leon again in March 2014 (in the meantime I went to an exhibition featuring his exceptional work at the Brick Lane Gallery) – and he was good enough to let me take a second portrait; you can see that one here.

The shot above was taken last Friday – I was just giving up on the day, when I spotted Leon again. It was really good to catch up. Thanks very much, Leon! Hope you like your picture.

Check out Leon’s work here: http://www.leonhart.co.uk

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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Mario Lautier Vella, 2014– Mario Lautier Vella, 2014 –

Mario Lautier Vella is a cross-disciplinary artist based in London. Last Friday he commissioned me to take some photographs of him. Mario had a good idea of what he wanted to achieve. From time to time we stopped to discuss what we’d got, but he pretty much directed the shoot. It was a novel experience for me, and one I really enjoyed. We took about thirty shots and this is my favourite.

Mario will be performing ‘In Love’ at the latest art:language:location event in Cambridge in the Autumn. To get a taste of his work in the meantime, I strongly urge you to visit Mario’s website, where strange things are happening involving the Duchess of Cambridge.

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– Street Portrait (for and of Leon Hart), 2014 –

I first met Leon Hart in July 2012, on Great Queen Street. He was good enough to let me take his portrait, which I posted on TFIPM a few days later. As a result, Leon and I started up an email conversation and I discovered he was a painter and artist. I checked out a lot of his work online (at: http://www.myspace.com/esoteric_art). In March 2013 I got to see the work “in the flesh” at an exhibition called Beauty Never Sleeps at the Brick Lane Gallery – and it was exceptional stuff. Sadly, I missed meeting Leon for a second time then, but did manage to catch up with him a week or so ago. Thanks very much Leon! Hope you like your picture.

Check out Leon’s new site here: http://www.leonhart.co.uk

And the original post?…it was science fiction fortnight on TFIPM and I named my portrait of Leon after Ray Bradbury’s The Illustrated Man (1951). You can read it here.

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If you are at all interested in self-portraits, I strongly recommend you visit Strata of the Self.

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Street Portrait (for and of Steve Marchant), 2013

Steve was standing outside the Cartoon Museum on Little Russell Street, enjoying a coffee en plein air when I asked if I could take his photograph. I loved his understated artist’s look and was really pleased when he agreed to the shot. It was perishing again, and given that I had several attempts, I hope his coffee didn’t go cold in the process. Thanks very much, Steve! Hope you like your photograph.

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If you want to see all the street portraits to date in one place, go here: http://tfipmremix.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/london-faces-remix/

Street Portrait (for and of David Hawker), 2012

At the point where The Strand morphs into Fleet Street, I saw David making a drawing of The Royal Courts of Justice. I was fascinated by his gaze and the quick, deft movements he made with his pencil. Luckily for me, David was happy to have his picture taken while he worked. I wish I’d had time to see the final drawing, (there is still a chance, because David’s work is used by London Tourist Board, among others, to illustrate their literature). Anyway, thanks for sparing the time to talk to me and for letting me take your photograph, David. Hope you like it.