Seven Deadly Sins is a twelve month personal project based on the classification of vices within Christian teachings. Each image is a faceless portrait that I encourage your own interpretation as to why I regard the subject matter as one of the deadly sins.
This is currently an on-going project so please visit frequently for updates as each image takes some time to create.
Seven Deadly Sins - GREED
Seven Deadly Sins - ENVY
Seven Deadly Sins - PRIDE
Seven Deadly Sins - SLOTH
It was important to create a vintage feel with this image by shooting in blown out light and having a model that represented a vintage feel.
You can see the behind the scenes shot in our blog.
I have had this idea for over thirty years. I purchased the vintage vacuum cleaner and clothing over 5 years ago with the intention of shooting this. Finally I found all the right ingredients - spare time, a gorgeous model, a bridge, a sandy deserted area and a storm that was brewing. The heavens opened just as we returned to the car!
This image was originally taken in the mid 1980’s using a film camera. The photo was taken during the day where the model actually laid on a road. It took some time to shoot as for safety reasons shooting occurred between traffic breaks. The pillow and nightdress had to be hurriedly put in place as time was so limited.
As no negative could be found, a single surviving print which was in poor condition was digitally scanned and restored then composites added to the image.
Influenced by the French painter Charles Amable Lenoir and his painting called The Flute Player, this image is in keeping with his subject’s angelic feel.
This technique is known as displacement map which allows a separate image (image of material) to be wrapped around the model adhering to every contour. It can be a labour intensive process but the results are well worth it.
60's style swimsuit
This image was shot in black and white to uphold an older look and feel.
A small simple set was used in this shot (see blog for behind the scenes).