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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...




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