Posts Tagged ‘Artist’
I spotted Photo-artist Walter Hugo on Berwick street market and was totally fascinated by Walters jacket. Walter tells me that he was wearing a collaboration limited edition jacket, by the cycling gear brand Rapha and a Saville Row tailor. The jacket is 100 % waterproof and combines technical fabrics, the lining is made for wetsuit material, utilizing an innovative design, while remaining stylish. I particularly liked the back pocket detail of the jacket.
Walters current project utilizes a room sized camera, which he built himself using an 18th century lens. Walter then exposes on to an over-sized piece of glass, developing a silver nitrate coated one-off ambrotype positive. Walters sitters range from fashion designers, actors, singers, politicians to astronauts. The various luminaries have to sit without blinking for up to 10 seconds, while Walter makes the exposure. The series of images is soon to be concluded and will consist of 50 soul-searching portraits, reminiscent of the work by Victorian photographer Julia Margret Cameron. Overall the effect is somewhat eerie, while Hugo attempts to go beyond mere facsimile, to reveal every detail of his sitter, perhaps even giving us a glimpse into the human soul…
All of Alexandra’s clothes were either lost or found, except for the hat which her boyfriend bought for her on a trip to Brighton. Alexandra is an artist and has a show of her paintings at the Red gallery in Shoreditch, in a couple of weeks. The shorts with straps were originally a found pair of trousers which Alex then attacked with a big pair of scissors, transforming them into this cool look, with the aid a glitzy gold belt.