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New work – One Third Inflated

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on September 30, 2012

“One Third Inflated”
Julian Baker
London, July 2012

From the Skintones series

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Alpine – Hands

Posted in caught by juliobesq on September 28, 2012


 
Playing with memes from our imagined adolescent girl rituals, crashing together Susannah B’s schoolgirls, sleep-overs and Lizzie Borden. Lord of the flies in the Valley of the Dolls: come up your own glib pop psychology.

The song’s pretty good too.

New work – Patch

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on September 4, 2012

“Patch”
Julian Baker
London, July 2012
with Dee Francis

Pairing: Yves Klein vs. Alain Robbe-Grillet

Posted in caught, sought by juliobesq on August 30, 2012
 

Photo from the making of Yves Klein’s Anthropometry, 1961 | Anicée Alvina photographed during the filming of Glissements progressifs du plaisir by Alain Robbe-Grillet

Yves Kline “Anthropométrie de l’Époque bleue” 1960
Dir. Alain Robbe-Grillet “Glissements progressifs du plaisir (Successive Slidings of Pleasure)” 1974

www.yveskleinarchives.org/works/works1_us.html
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Klein

thisisquietcool.blogspot.co.uk/2010/08/glissements-progressifs-du-plaisir-1974.html
www.imdb.com/title/tt0070116/

New work – Colony

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on August 23, 2012

“Colony”
Julian Baker
Leaving the path, July 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work

Pairing: Guy Bourdin vs. Ren Hang

Posted in caught by juliobesq on August 12, 2012
 

For Vogue Paris by Guy Bourdin, 1976 | Ren Hang, 2012

For Vogue Paris by Guy Bourdin, 1976
Ren Hang, 2012

http://theredlist.fr/wiki-2-16-601-793-view-fashion-1-profile-bourdin.html
http://renhang.tumblr.com

Josh Mond’s video for Mayday Parade’s “Kids in love”

Posted in caught by juliobesq on August 11, 2012

 
I saw a still from the video float by my monitor recently and a little reverse image searching from Tineye led me to Josh Mond’s video for Mayday Parade’s “Kids in love”. It’s two years old but appears to be relatively unknown. Musically it’s American trash pop. But that’s not why I’m posting it, if you don’t like this genre I suggest putting on a favourite tune before hitting play. The visuals aren’t synced or relevant to the tune’s structure. The director it seems, took the songs title and used that as his starting point for the storyboard.

So why am I posting it? I make no bones about being a huge admirer of Ryan McGinley. Quite simply my favourite artist photographer. And it appears that he is admired by Josh Mond too. For the brief could have been written “…make me a video inspired by ‘I know where the summer goes’…”. You could argue it’s derivative but McGinley hasn’t made films, and Mond made Martha Marcy May Marlene (my favourite film poster of last year) so let’s just agree it’s a pretty fabulous ride whatever the inspiration.

For the record I play Big Deal’s cover of Alex Chilton’s 13 as an alternative soundtrack. Something about the clash in pace and ensuing loss of innocence adds a little pathos. But then I’m a soppy git.

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New work – Dressed for Pleasure

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on August 6, 2012

“Dressed for Pleasure”
Julian Baker
London, July 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work/

Featured in Juxtapoz and Alricon

Posted in caught by juliobesq on July 12, 2012

My work has been featured in two online magazines recently.

There is something pleasantly surprising to find a mention of yourself in a publication that one actually reads. Juxtapoz is a printed art magazine that also curates an online space showcasing more outsider aspects, which now includes a selection from my Skintones series. Well worth following besides it just featuring me.

www.juxtapoz.com/Erotica/photographs-from-julian-baker

Alrincon is a site which knows what side of the art-or-porn debate it’s on. Clue: it’s not art. So when my work was mentioned I was a little hesitant but the review is surprising pleasant. To save you clicking through here is the salient part…

No all photographers look for hot and beautiful girls. Some go further and look for something more deep. Photographers who try to capture the soul, the spirit, the inner… tell a story. Julian Baker, for example…

… under a headline of “Julian Baker doesn’t take photos of models, he shoots people”. In fact it’s one of the more thoughtful things that’s been said about me in a blog, so thank you Alrincon.

www.alrincon.com/en/blog/julian_baker_doesnt_take_photos_of_models_he_shoots_people.html

New work – Coupled, Lovers #8

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on July 4, 2012

“Coupled, Lovers #8”
Julian Baker
London, June 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/coupled

Todd Terje “Inspector Norse” music video

Posted in caught by juliobesq on June 30, 2012

 
Although I am overfond of saying “Simplicity done well”, as a maxim it is hard to beat. There is a small genre of music videos where subtitles are overlain to add a extra dimension or narrative not present in the lyrics.

Film maker Kristoffer Borgli uses this conciet and with just a few lines sets the back story for this short tale of a man who likes dancing in a small Norwegian town. Funny, moving and touching.

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“Grind” by Jenni Hiltunen and Miikka Lommi

Posted in caught by juliobesq on June 26, 2012

GRIND was made for Art gallery/-museum KIASMA and exhibition “Thank you for the music” 2012.

Dancehall Queen Style is a Jamaican dance fashion which became popular in the 1990s through music videos and The Grind show on MTV. The video is a playful take on the dancehall culture with its provocative costumes, suggestive poses, roles and blatant sexuality.

Idea and script: Jenni Hiltunen
Direct and edit: Miikka Lommi
DOP: Jan Granström
Styling: Kirsi Nisonen/Henna Koskinen
Make-up & hair: Piia Hiltunen
Lights: Paavo Lehtonen/Jan Granström
Coloring: Pasi Mäkelä/James Post
Music: Ville Riippa
Dancers: House of Queens

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New work – Coupled, Friends #7

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on June 25, 2012

“Coupled, Friends #7”
Julian Baker
London, May 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/coupled

New work – Coupled, Lovers #7

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on June 19, 2012

“Coupled, Lovers #7”
Julian Baker
London, May 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/coupled

New work – Coupled, Friends #6

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on June 7, 2012

“Coupled, Friends #6”
Julian Baker
London, May 2012

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New work – Dandelion

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on June 1, 2012

“Dandelion”
Julian Baker
London, May 2012
From the Magnoliophyta series
Hair and make-up Katie Campbell

New work – Coupled, Lovers #6

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on May 29, 2012

“Coupled, Lovers #6”
Julian Baker
London, March 2012

New work – Coiffure

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on May 26, 2012

Coiffure
Julian Baker
London, May 2012

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New work – The Crying Game

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on May 4, 2012

“The Crying Game”
Nettie Harris, London, April 2012
Julian Baker

www.julianbaker.com/photography/portraiture

Magazine watch – Baron paperback

Posted in brought by juliobesq on May 3, 2012

Baron paperback

Normally I have to muster forth with something pithy and witty to write about a new magazine title that my palms are itching to hold and gently peel apart. But not so for Baron, for their copy is too good not to just speak for itself…

Enter Baron, The Erotic Paperback Magazine for gentlemen and ladies who enjoy a cocktail, chit chatting about modern art, fine dressing and when the lights faint and the gin runs out, become connoisseurs at taking their companion into bed. When the curtains are drawn, their companion close by, a delicious set of under garments are exposed, a camcorder pulled from beneath the four poster bed and a pair of bespoke leather handcuffs revealed. Meet Baron, at the core of human desire, to be read in one hand and never left to gather dust. Issue One stars the charming adult entertainers Paige Turner, Syren Sexton and Zex, Baron explores The Pubic Wars – Playboy versus Penthouse, bonds with the very delightful film director Bruce LaBruce, drinks tea with a Madam and discusses double penetration with gay porn star Colby Keller. Baron uncovers the Last Peep Show in Soho and chats film making with the UK biggest adult entertainers, Harmony. The issue is brimming with tantalizing art and fashion from the worlds finest perverts: Adrian Wilson, Aids 3-D, Anne de Vries, Antje Peters, Aaron McElroy, Bill Durgin, Blommers/Schumm, Bruce LaBruce, Michael Grieve, Pedro Ramos, Pinar Yolacan, Robi Rodriguez and our cover star, the gifted photographer Qui Yang.

… I’ve got mine, get yours
baron.bigcartel.com/product/baron-paperback

Their web home
baronmagazine.co.uk

Poke them if that’s the sort of thing you like doing www.facebook.com/baronpaperbackbook

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Sebastien Tellier – Cochon Ville

Posted in caught, sought by juliobesq on April 23, 2012


 
As if the four minute intro till the bass drops in La Ritournelle or the video for Look wasn’t enough, now we have Cochon Ville.

Behold. A Dionysian God of disco sex. Bakkheia indeed.

New work: A portrait of Raine

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 21, 2012

“A portrait of Raine”
Julian Baker
London, February 2012

An unusual step, shooting an actual portrait of one of the people kind enough to model for me. Maybe it’s more of an interpretation of the emails we exchanged than a portrait, but this is for and of Raine.

New work: Modern Politics

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 15, 2012

“Modern Politics”
Julian Baker
London, February 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work

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Pairing: Simon Wald-Lasowski vs. Richard Kern

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 13, 2012
 

(Simon Wald-Lasowski) Bags 2007 | (Richard Kern) Sasha Grey restrained 2011

“Bags” Simon Wald-Lasowski 2007
“Sasha Grey” Richard Kern 2011

simonwaldlasowski.com/work/bags
www.vice.com/read/fashion-sasha-restrained-v15n4

New work: Glitterknicks

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 12, 2012

“Glitterknicks”
Julian Baker
London, February 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work

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New work: Suspension

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 6, 2012

“Suspension”
Julian Baker
London, December 2011

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work

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Pairing: Hendrik Kerstens vs. Keith Farquhar

Posted in caught by juliobesq on April 4, 2012
 

(Hendrik Kerstens) Plastic Bag 2008? | (Keith Farquhar) Saskia poly bag bonnet 2010

Hendrik Kerstens “Plastic Bag” 2008?
Keith Farquhar “Saskia poly bag bonnet potential cardboard cut out” 2010

www.hendrikkerstens.com
www.keithfarquhar.co.uk/content/other-stuff

New work: In Brazil

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 2, 2012

“In Brazil”
Julian Baker
London, February 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work

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New work: Uplift

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on March 28, 2012

“Uplift”
Julian Baker
London, December 2011

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work/

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Pairing: Leah Hawker vs. Ryan McGinley

Posted in caught by juliobesq on March 22, 2012
 

(Leah Hawker) The Origin Nudes 2004 | (Ryan McGinley) Edun clothing campaign 2012

Leah Hawker “The Origin Nudes” Silver gelatin print on fibre paper 8×10″ 2004
Ryan McGinley “Edun clothing campaign” Video 2012

www.leahhawker.co.za/exhibitions/origin-nudes-2004
www.nowness.com/day/2012/2/7/1872/ryan-mcginleys-beautiful-rebels

Bitches in Bookshops

Posted in caught by juliobesq on March 20, 2012

 
Thanks to traumata for putting this my way

– Performed by La Shea Delaney (@lashea_delaney) & Annabelle Quezada (@annabelleqv)
– Director/Producer/Songwriter – Annabelle Quezada
– Director of Photography/Editor/Special FX – Eliav Mintz
– Song Recorded and Mixed by – Stephen Galgano

Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta FINE me­,
They can’t identify me,
Checked in with a pseudonym, so I guess you can say I’m Mark Twaining.
Read so hard, I’m not lazy.
Go on Goodreads, so much rated.
Fountainhead, on my just read, gave it four stars, and then changed it.
Read so hard, I’m literary.
Goosebumps series, TOO SCARY!

Animal Farm, Jane Eyre
Barnes & Nobles, Foursquare it
No TV, I read instead
Got lotsa Bills, but not bread
BURROUGHS , GOLDING, SHAKESPEARE — all dead

Read so hard, got paper cuts
On trains while you’re playin’ connect the dots
All these blisters from turning pages
Read so hard, I’m seeing spots

Your Sudoku just can’t compare
Nor Angry Birds cos lookit here
My Little Birds is getting stares
(pause)
This print’s rare.

Read so hard, I memorize, The Illiad… I know lines.
Watch me spit, classic lit, epic poems that don’t rhyme.
War and Peace, piece of cake, read Tolstoy in 3 days.
Straight through, no delays.
Didn’t miss a word. Not one phrase.

Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta fineee me – That shit cray x 3
Read so hard librarians tryin’ ta fineee me — That shit cray x 3

He said Shea can we get married at the Strand
His Friday Reads are bad so he can’t have my hand
You ball so hard, OK you’re bowling
But I read so hard, I’m JK Rowling

That shit cray
Ain’t it, A? What you readin’?
AQ: DeMontaigne.
You use a Kindle? I carry spines.
Supporting bookshops like a bra, Calvin Klein.

Nerdy boy, he’s so slow
Tuesday we started Foucault
He’s still stuck on the intro? He’s a no go.
It’s sad I had to kick him out my house though —
He Mispronounced an author – MARCEL PROUST

Don’t read in the dark
I highlight with markers
While laying in the park
And wearing Warby Parkers
Marriage Plot broke my heart
And it made me read Barthes
I special ordered a
A softcover not hard- HUAH?AHEHA?!

Read so hard libraries tryin’ ta fine me x 2

I am now marking my place
Don’t wanna crease on my page
Don’t let me forget this page
Don’t let me forget this page
I may forget where I left off so I’ll use this little post it…
I hope it doesn’t fall out, I hope that it stays stickie…

I am now marking my place
Don’t wanna crease on my page
Don’t let me forget this page
I got bookmarks at home
But I forgot one for the road
AQ: I got a bookmark I can loan
La Shea: Know how many bookmarks I own?

I am now bookmarking my page x3
Don’t let me forget this PAGE….

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