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Frock and fowl

I'm surprised at how many birds ended up in this picture. I started with one peacock, and then found myself transplanting hens, pigeons and the lot from at least four different classical paintings.

 

The main paintings I have 'reincarnated' are Albertus Verhoesen's 'Chickens and Peacock in Classical Landscape' (1870), and 'Peacock, Peahen and Poultry in a Landscape' by Tobias Stranover (circa 1700).

 

This was shot at our FaShootExp at Master Shipwright's House in London. This set-up was shot with a HMI light. Thanks to Will C for helping on my set-up! See the video of the weekend here.

It's been 2 months since that shoot, yet I have only just found the time to properly play with my images. Master Shipwright's is a beautiful house, and compared to the last houses we've used, it is airier and less cluttered with props, and I wanted to make use of that space, the textures of windows, walls and floor...

 

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Model is Kae Kae Qi. Stylist Tom Bloomfield. Dress by Eugene Lin, bracelet by Olivia Devine. Make-up by Safiya Laviniere & hair by Tati Zarubova.

  

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Taken on June 24, 2012