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A portrait of Rowena Macdonald

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 18, 2014

Rowena Macdonald by Julian Baker

“Rowena Macdonald”
London, January 2014
Julian Baker

From the series “Novelists

I’ll admit to be quite shallow and buying books because I like the jacket, sometimes the blurb will put me off, other times not. A jacket with a good title? Pretty much a given.

I saw a copy of Rowena Macdonald’s “Smoked meat” face up on the display table in a book shop (yes, another admittance of shallowness, no shelf browsing for me), and was immediately tempted.

A series of interconnected stories, think the way Robert Altman threaded together Raymond Carver’s stories for “Short Cuts”. The first features a nude life drawing model, reading the author biography it turns out that Rowena Macdonald drew on experience, having modelled herself.

As humans we see patterns where none exist, but that has never stopped me from acting from our mind’s compulsion to see order in the flux. Ostensively my “Novelists” series is loosely corralled around documenting the so called “off beat” scene, as labelled by 3AM magazine. Reading signs like tasseomancy, it turns out they’ve interviewed her.

Rowena, once convinced that I wasn’t requiring her to pose naked kindly agreed to have her portrait taken. And here it is.

She also thinks “Another girl, another planet” is the greatest pop song written. A fact I could only argue with if you claimed “Teenage kicks” was.

New work – Balance of power

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on March 23, 2014

Balance of power by Julian Baker

 

Balance of power
Julian Baker
London, February 2014

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

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New work – Life Support

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on November 23, 2013

Life Support (panel 3) by Julian

“Life Support” (panel three) – From the Life Support triptych
Julian Baker
London, September 2013

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New Work – Tesla

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on May 4, 2013

Tesla

“Tesla”
Julian Baker
London, April 2013

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

New work – In conversation with three women

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 24, 2013

In-conversation-triptych

‘In conversation with three women’
Julian Baker
A triptych comprising ‘Male Pattern Blindness’ London, November 2010 / ‘Eye Contact’ London, February 2013 / ‘Bifocal’ London, March 2013

www.julianbaker.com/photography/triptychs/

New work – Bifocal

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on April 6, 2013

Bifocal by Julian Baker

“Bifocal”
Julian Baker
London, March 2013

From the “In conversation with three women” triptych

New work – Revealing

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on March 30, 2013

Revealing by Julian Baker

“Revealing”
Julian Baker
London, March 2013

www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work

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New work – Eye Contact

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on March 1, 2013

Eye Contact by Julian Baker

“Eye contact”
Julian Baker
London, February 2013

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New work – Coupled, Friends #10

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on February 25, 2013

Coupled, Friends #10

“Coupled, Friends #10”
Julian Baker
London, February 2013

From the “Coupled” series

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New work – Coupled, Friends #9

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on February 18, 2013

Coupled, Friends #9 by Julian Baker

“Coupled, Friends #9”
Julian Baker
London, January 2013

From the Coupled series

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New work – Coupled, Lovers #9

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on January 29, 2013

Coupled, Lovers #9

“Coupled, Lovers #9”
Julian Baker
London, January 2013

From the Coupled series

New work – Captured by the game

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on January 25, 2013

Captured by the game

“Captured by the game”
Julian Baker
London, January 2013

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New work – Plaster #13 (Dressing)

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on December 29, 2012

Plaster #13 (Dressing) by Julian Baker

“Plaster #13 (Dressing)”
Julian Baker
London, December 2012

From the Skintones series

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New work – Coupled, Friends #8 (Happy Christmas)

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on December 22, 2012

Coupled, Friends #8 650

“Coupled, Friends #8”
London, December 2012
From the “Coupled” series

… and Happy Christmas to each and everyone of us

New work – Ophelia

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on November 9, 2012

“Ophelia”
Julian Baker
London, October 2012

New work – Niagara

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on November 6, 2012

“Niagara”
Julian Baker
London, October 2012
From the Skintones series

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New work – Plaster #12 (Gracelands)

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on October 2, 2012

Gracelands (Plaster #12)
Julian Baker
London, September 2012

From the Skintones series

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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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

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/

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

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

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