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Nicholas Royle’s “First Novel” – which isn’t

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on February 15, 2013
First Novel by Nicolas Royle Nicholas Royle portrait by Julian Baker

First Novel by Nicolas Royle | Nicholas Royle portrait by Julian Baker

I received a copy of Nicholas Royle’s new novel “First Novel”, which of course isn’t. It’s his seventh.

I mention this not just because you should be informed and therefore go out – immediately – to buy a copy, but also since it features my portrait of the author on the dust jacket back flap.

The Quietus think it good enough to write about… thequietus.com/articles/11181-nicholas-royle-first-novel-interview-q-and-a

Nicholas Royle not only writes wonderfully dark tales but runs Nightjar Press, a venture I much admire for doing many things well: excellent short stories; independent publishing; objects suitable for leaving as a surprise under your lover’s pillow and making things just because one can.

Of “First Novel” The Independent say “This is a novel that demands to be read more than once”. So you could say “I’m reading ‘First Novel’ for the second time”. If you wanted to.

A portrait of Coppé

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on October 7, 2012

Coppé
Musician, TV presenter, martian
Julian Baker
London, September 2012

www.julianbaker.com/photography/portraiture/

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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

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

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

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 – 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

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

Coupled – Friends #5

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on March 3, 2012

“Coupled – Friends #5”
London, February 2012

From the Coupled series by Julian Baker

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New work: Mollino lace

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on February 24, 2012

Mollino lace
Julian Baker
London, February 2012

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Letter to Mollino

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on February 17, 2012

Julian Baker “Letter to Mollino”
London, February 2012
www.julianbaker.com/photography/new-work/

Guy Bourdin at Michael Hoppen Contemporary

Posted in caught by juliobesq on February 14, 2012

Guy Bourdin | Pentax Calendar 1980

A selection of work by Guy Bourdin is on show at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary gallery in Chelsea.

www.michaelhoppengallery.com

Here’s what they say…

Bourdin, born in Paris in 1928, was one of the most radical and influential fashion photographers of the twentieth century. His unique blend of surreal and erotic imagery filled the pages of international magazines such as French Vogue during the 1970s and also became synonymous with the revolutionary advertising campaigns for Charles Jourdan. Rejecting the typical ‘product’ shot in favour of staging unsettling scenarios that hint at consumption, sex and desire, his photographs sought to shock and play on viewer’s curiosities.

I would say… if you have even the slightest interest in fashion, pop culture, the nude or iconoclastic photography – make the show, it’s on till the 10th of March. It will keep the colour burning in our retinas till the documentary finally makes the light of day.

Kansas – new work

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on January 19, 2012

New work – Swung

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on January 14, 2012

‘Swung’ (homage to E Morrison) Midlands Dec 2011
New work

“Inflate” at the National Portrait Gallery

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on November 7, 2011

My portrait “Inflate” from the Skintones series goes on show this Thursday at the National Portrait Gallery. Its been selected for inclusion in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 and will be on display till 12 February 2012, after that it tours nationwide.

Go along and see it, not only is it much bigger in real life than on your computer screen (and seeing things for real is nice) but there will be loads of other great portraits to view as well. And the restaurant is good.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2011 offers a unique opportunity to see sixty works by some of the most exciting contemporary portrait photographers from around the world.

Through editorial, advertising and fine art images, the entrants have explored a range of themes, styles and approaches to the contemporary photographic portrait, from formal commissioned portraits of public figures to more spontaneous and intimate moments capturing friends and family.

This year the competition attracted over 6,000 submissions from 2,506 photographers ranging from gifted amateurs and talented young students to established professionals. The selected works for the exhibition, many of which are on display for the first time, include the five prize-winners and the winner of the ELLE commission.

www.npg.org.uk:8080/photoprize/site11/index.php

National Portrait Gallery

Lovers #5 – a new portrait from the Coupled series

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on October 30, 2011

Coupled, Lovers #5
London, October 2011
From the “Coupled” series

Flashing Bodies Action #8

Posted in caught by juliobesq on October 29, 2011

Flashing Bodies: Action Eight ‘Censura Emocional’ Day #01: The Body

Flashing Bodies is an initiative from Completely Naked artists Pau Ros, Pablo Goikoetxea and Rania Bellou staging nude interventions in public spaces.

www.completelynaked.co.uk/action0008.html

Images from Flashing Bodies Action Eight “Censura Emocional” which took place in Évora, Portugal this September are now online. A series of books are also available.

Portrait for SpcEco’s new CD “You tell me”

Posted in wrought by juliobesq on October 20, 2011

SpcEco “You tell me”

For the last few months I’ve been kick starting my mornings by blasting out SpcEco’s “Big Fat World”. Aural caffeine.

So when asked if I would shoot a portrait of their singer for use on the sleeve’s front it would have been rather churlish to say no. So I did (shoot one that is).

The label XD Records have just announced that the CD is available for pre-order. If you fancy a lovely minted printed copy from a limited edition of 100, rather than just bits, head over to www.xdrecords.net/shop and pre-order yours for a very reasonable $10.

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