Archives for posts with tag: Portraits

Herbert Read Herbert Read Herbert Herbert Herbert Read (II), 2016Herbert Read, Herbert Read, Herbert, Herbert, Herbert Read (II)

Acrylic on canvas

2016

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

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And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out Zzzounds!

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The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots), (1-4), 2016-7

The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy’s Boots)

(panels one and two of four)

Acrylic on canvas

2016-7

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

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And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out Zzzounds!

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The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots), (3 and 4), 2016-7The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy’s Boots)

(panels three and four of four)

Acrylic on canvas

2016-7

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The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots), (3), 2016-7(panel three of four)

The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots), (4), 2016-7(panel four of four)

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

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And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out Zzzounds!

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The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots) 1 and 2, 2016-7

The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy’s Boots)

(panels one and two of four)

Acrylic on canvas

2016-7

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The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots) #1, 2016-7(panel one of four)

The Ghost In Our Children (II) (Mummy's Boots) #2, 2016-7(panel two of four)

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

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And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out Zzzounds!

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Part One, 2016– Part One, 2016 –

Part Two, 2016– Part Two, 2016 –

Part Three, 2016– Part Three –

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Paintings for the homes of our new Brexit rulers, 2016Paintings for the homes of our new Brexit rulers, 2016

Acrylic on canvas

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

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And David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at at time. Check out Zzzounds!

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Caesar, 2013

Jean, 2013

Sean, 2013

Tamara, 2013

These were taken within a few minutes of each other 29th April 2013. I quite often walk past Black Garden Tattoo. I’ve taken a few sneaky shots through the window in the past. But on this day Caesar, Tamara, Jean and Sean were all outside enjoying a break. I loved the way they all looked together and they made great subjects. Thanks very much for the shots all of you! Hope you like your pictures.

You can find out more about Black Garden Tattoo and see some of their fine work here.

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A huge shout to Richard, my most esteemed collaborator! We’ve got a new collaboration on the way soon. In the meantime, Richard’s posting some truly great, atmospheric shots of Cuba here!

A while back Cath at Settle and Chase and Philippa at seascapesaus suggested Richard Cooper-Knight and I take photographs of each other at work. Despite collaborating on a fortnightly basis for six months, we had never met. That is until 8th November…

Richard Cooper-Knight:

So, it happened at last – the meeting of the Richards, Guest and Cooper-Knight – and the ultimate in collaborations.

It was a great day, and we are unnervingly similar in our photographic ways (to the point of turning up with the same camera bags, and reaching to shoot the same thing at the same time on more than one occasion). I’ve said it before in my comments on Richard’s images and I’ll say it again – there is no way I could walk up to a complete stranger as he does and ask if I could take their photograph. I like the candidness of street photography, but doubt very much I would be able to pluck up the courage and go that step further.

The ultimate in collaborations, then, and probably the least comfortable for each of us… The portrait! We decided upon one formal and one candid shot each, and these are mine. The formal shot was taken outside the Tate Modern, as the afternoon was coming to an end and the darkness of an overcast November drawing in. The candid shot links in with Richard’s shot of Tim the musician, as that’s who he was photographing at the time.

Richard by Richard (Candid)

A cool resolution to a great day, but no, I didn’t manage to get a shot of Paloma Faith (though I did know who she was…).

Richard Guest:

I met Richard in the Royal Festival Hall for a sandwich. After lunch, we decided to explore the South Bank – first roaming the South Bank Centre. I spotted a young couple who looked great and were obviously deeply into each other and asked if I could take their portraits. He said yes, but she said no, so it didn’t happen. Not the best start, but we were off, exploring the centre – it’s all concrete, metal and glass, and offers a nicely brutalist backdrop for candid shots.

I have to admit, and I’m sure Richard was doing the same I spent quite a lot of time watching Richard at work. And like he said we were often drawn to the same subjects.

As we made our way along the South Bank, we quickly fell into a pattern of talking, taking shots and surreptitiously trying to shoot each other. I took the candid shot of Richard not far from the National Theatre.

Richard Cooper-Knight (Candid), 2012

The next interesting area for me was the London Studios and the group of photographers pressed against the railings, trying to get a shot of Paloma Faith. A stone’s throw from there we spotted Tim, AKA Flame Proof Moth and I legged it down to the mudflats to photograph him. Meanwhile, Richard took some great shots of spectators.

After that we went off the tourist trail, down side streets and focused more on urban subjects, eventually returning to the Thames path and Tate Modern. There we agreed to take each other’s portrait.

Richard by Richard (Formal)

Richard Cooper-Knight, 2012

There were more  photographs after that on the way to a pub called The George, but the thing I enjoyed shooting the most that day was the breeze.

Hope we can do it again soon.