Shoe Fetish

 

One of my earliest projects was to attempt to depict a shoe fetish. I came up with the idea of a man standing on one leg bending down to pick up an object. I could not think what the object should be but I knew that in true surrealist style it had to have “resonance”. The object had to lend the shot significance. There was a a Fiorucci shop on the Brompton Road that loaned me clothes and it was in there that I saw the Jackson Pollack pattern shoes. I knew it to be an object that would suit the picture. Having taken the shot, I knew there could be no definitive image of the shoe and went on to shoot several more shoe fetishism images. The series, entitled The Fetish, went on to win the Vogue/Sotheby’s Cecil Beaton Award for young photographs and was able to work on some Condé Nast publications.

Shoe fetishism

MORE PROJECTS

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Shoes and Legs

Elegant and witty images of shoes and legs

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The Butterfly Collector

Butterflies pinned to models with acupuncture needles

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Eighties Fashion – Early Work

Mostly taken in my first three years as a photographer

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The Shadow and It’s Shadow

Making faces from the shadows of objects

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Fools on the Hill

Men’s Fashion on a man-made hill

Mirror Outlines

Reflected objects forming figures

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Cloud Cover

Clouds that look like faces

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Spring Collection

Selection of  images taken over the years depicting flowers