Earlier this year I was asked if I would mind being filmed for a short documentary film by Katie Taylor, who is studying Film, Television and Digital Production at Royal Holloway, University of London. Katie needed a subject for her documentary project and as well as being helpful, I was interested to see what the resulting film would look like. We set a date and Katie asked her friend Emily Davidson-Brett, who is studying Fine Art in Bristol, to be the model for a portrait drawing.
Emily travelled from Bristol on the day to pose for the drawing whilst Katie filmed and the finished film (including my goldfish, Gauguin, in the opening shots) is now on YouTube!
The drawing took just under two hours with a break in the middle and Emily was a fantastic model, thank you so much to her for coming to pose!
The music in the film is by The Bays, who are an amazing music act who don’t record or release albums and singles instead they perform live, with the motto “Performance is the Product”, often with guest musicians and collaborators. I’ve seen them many times and every time is different but brilliant, if they’re playing near you any time soon you should really check them out.
Thank you very much to Katie for asking me to be her subject and congratulations for the finished piece. I think it captures what it’s like to come and pose in my workspace really well, other people who’ve modelled for me here will be reminded I’m sure, of hours spent sitting!
Thanks again to Emily for posing and the best of luck to both Katie and Emily in their future studies and projects. Thank you also to The Bays!