Thursday, 31 May 2012

Bright Young Things Elle UK

Twelve of the talented faces to watch in film, theatre, music and art, photographed by Henry Bourne for the July issue of British Elle

Poppy Chancellor, Willy Moon & Lisa Rahman

Marika Hackman, Ren Harvieu & Gemma Cairney

George Craig & Sam Fry

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Thursday, 16 February 2012

British Folklore Portraits Project

Folklore Portraits – Henry Bourne and Simon Costin

A photographic portrait project, of the individuals involved in the myriad different British folklore traditions and customs, around the United Kingdom.

Henry Bourne has travelled around the UK to various folklore festivals and events, with a portable studio, photographing the diverse mix of people who participate in these events and rituals. Ā These unique traditions are flourishing rather than dying out.

Bourne decided the best way to concentrate on the individuals rather than the perimeter events would be to take a portable daylight studio, together with a white background to link each portrait together.

The initial idea of folklore portraits came from a discussion with Simon Costin, a renowned designer and director of the Museum of British Folklore, who is campaigning to raise funds and awareness for the UKā€™s first museum to cover this subject. He has been taking his mini museum around the UK in an elaborately styled caravan and has been an integral part of the photographic project, suggesting events and sharing his contacts and enthusiasm. The project has been in collaboration with Simon, whose help and knowledge has been invaluable to the project.

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Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Boris Johnson Elle

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson photographed by Henry Bourne for the cover of British Elle, October 2009 issue to celebrate theĀ 25th anniversary of London Fashion Week.

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