Creative Collaboration with photographer Rich Hendry; Legends Exhibition26/07/12
Always keen to build relationships with photographers, we were delighted to have the chance to collaborate with photographer Rich Hendry on his most recent portraiture project ‘Legends’. The images will be exhibited at the Great Eastern Bear Gallery throughout the whole of August, with the launch evening on Thursday 2nd (read more below) which Taylor James are pleased to be sponsoring. Hendry approached us to retouch 10 shots to an expert quality, maintaining a style and consistency throughout; the quality level “Taylor James is famous for” – so of course we were more than happy to help out!
“The inspiration for this collection of portraits comes from comic books,” explains Hendry. “Comic books and superheroes in popular culture, heroes (from Greek Mythology, the Roman gods, worldwide folklore), through to kings & queens, fighters, superheroes, underdogs…The ‘character’ in each shot is unbranded as such, leaving the viewer to draw their own fantasy from each shot. The models used are a mixture of real people and professional models, chosen either for their look or just as importantly their stories.”
Hendry collaborated with Art Director and Stylist John Proctor on this project – whose previous clients have included Marie Client, Wolsey and Barbour. “When I approached John to style the project, having seen some of his handmade headpieces on shoots, it was apparent that he was more than just a stylist. He quickly assumed the role of Art Director as the ideas I was trying to express developed.”
We have been working with photographers to create award-winning imagery for over a decade at Taylor James, and take pride in our creative collaborations. Offering production solutions for print, motion and interactive, we can create technically outstanding multi-platform imagery led by creativity. Working with Hendry on these images was a great experience, understanding the story and his vision for the images at an early stage enabled us to hit on a style and look that he loved. It was then a case of working the other shots up in the same way to make the collection feel cohesive, intriguing and beautiful. It’s always great to work closely with photographers in this way and it’s a rewarding journey for us retouchers to win the confidence and shared vision on projects like this.
Hendry kindly stated; “I was honoured to work with Taylor James as amongst photographers they are considered to be the best in the industry – I love the treatment they gave my work.”
To attend the private view of ‘Legends’ at Great Eastern Bear Gallery on Thursday 2nd August, email us at [email protected] Our TJ retouch team will be going along and we would love to see you there!
Each archival print is available in a strictly limited edition of five.
Scottish born Rich Hendry has exhibited several times in London – including at Spitalfields’ pop up Sky Lounge Bar and as part of Mutate Britain’s ‘One Foot in the Grove’. “Their power (or his portraits) lies in their simplicity” says Sideview Magazine); “Something beautiful from the unexpected” from Vivo Magazine.