This image was captured earlier this year while on a trip to London. I had reserved a small studio prior to my trip and had arranged to photograph three models that I wanted to work with. I liked to idea of working with three different models with different backgrounds that were all very individual in look and personality. One was American, one Italian and one British and all of different body types and ages, ranging from mid-thirties to late fifties. When I arrived at the studio I had limits to space and materials. I rolled out a grey seamless paper which filled the area. At first I had wanted to photograph the three models almost portrait style. But that seemed contrived an expected to me. Looking at the grey background I began to envision three shapes, randomly placed but yet tied together. The scene of a Japanese rock garden came to me and I decided to create my interpretation of this using the three bodies. They way the three bodies were photographed is the way they looked when they first huddled on the background. It felt natural and organic. The final print worked because it removed the persona of the people and reduced their individuality to distinct shapes and forms. The individuality is apparent the more one looks at the scene, but their individuality makes the whole.
Black & white archival print. Signed and numbered by the artist. Limited Edition of 25 prints. Larger print sizes available, please inquire.