Creative production studio Taylor James and photographer Rich Hendry have worked together on Hendry’s latest portraiture project, ‘Legend’. Taylor James were approached to retouch 10 shots.
"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." says Josh Rogers, Head of Retouch. "It’s always great to work closely with photographers in this way and it’s a rewarding journey for us re-touchers to win the confidence and shared vision on projects like this."
Hendry collaborated with Art Director and Stylist John Proctor on the project. His 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,” says Hendry.
“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 adds: “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.”
The images are presented at the Great Eastern Bear Gallery throughout the whole of August and Taylor James are pleased to be sponsoring the exhibition. It will run from 2nd to 29th August.