Sunday, June 26, 2011

Corrosion : Gavin Harrison

British fashion photographer and artist Gavin Harrison has just released his first fine art pigment print, Corrosion.  The print is 40 cm x 50 cm and printed by Mariela Cadiz in association with Burning Boy Press onto heavy German Etching paper using archival inks process. The edition is limited to 50, each signed, numbered and dated by Harrison.

Gavin, a professional illustrator and fashion photographer, says he fully embraced the freedom of self publishing and used all his skills to produce a rich, highly detailed work about portraiture and time. "I wanted to make this print for myself," he says. "For my own walls.  And to make something something that would work off vintage furnishings and contemporary design. A piece that brought together a collection of surfaces to reflect the world that I live in...and maybe some other people as well."

The artist pulled together a number of different media like aged paper, flaking iron, and a stenciled wall – oxidation in all its forms – and something iconic and British: The school boy photograph from the early 20th century.  The effect is nostalgic – an essay on decay, loss, memory and in the end, civilization. The result is dark but humorous and visually compelling.

Corrosion is available directly from Gavin Harrison for £120.00.  You can order the work here.

Gavin has long worked as a photographer for numerous fashion and editorial projects in the UK and internationally. His portraits of both men and women, sometimes whimsically attired and posed, are humorous, scintillating and extremely sexy.

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Burning Boy Press Paris produces limited edition fine art pigment prints for artists, photographers and designers in Paris.  We work with the finest technology and the highest quality papers.  We are also tri-lingual: English, French and Spanish.  Contact, click here.

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