Brock Elbank to fotograf z Londynu, który znany jest ze swoich projektów fotograficznych zrywającymi ze stereotypowymi kanonami piękna. Tym razem fotograf postawił na… piegi!
Fotograf aktualnie pracuje nad dwoma projektami – serią portretów ludzi cierpiących na bielactwo i wspomnianym wyżej projektem związanym z piegami.
Piegi od zawsze mnie fascynowały. To, co jest dla mnie najciekawsze to ich unikatowość. Miałem w życiu na tyle szczęścia, że spotkałem na swojej drodze dużo osób z piegami, które często ich nie akceptowały i od dzieciństwa traktowały jak pewnego rodzaju wadę – mówi Brock.
Elbank jest często zaskoczony, w jakim stopniu piegi stają się utrapieniem dla swoich właścicieli. Historie z dzieciństwa nie dotyczą tylko braku samoakceptacji, ale też nękania przez rówieśników, czy wytykania palcami z tego powodu. Celem fotografa jest wykonanie zdjęć 180 osobom z piegami: różnego koloru skóry, wieku, zarówno kobiet, jak i mężczyzn.
@elliottjaybrown informed the day we shot that he had a little brother who had identical freckles,but a few years younger… Never got to shoot his brother for the series unfortunately. Please keep sending in your selfies for my Portrait Competition and remember to tag 3 friends you’d also like to see win and 3 reasons why you should win? @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Freckles #London
Sometimes you just have to post a nice face at the end of a long day… @maman_gateau from way back in the #Freckles series as we’re rounding up to the final 50/250 with many freckled subjects inquiring if they’ll feature in @regionmuseet’s May-Oct exhibition.? More than likely as I’m not curating the show.. @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Smile #Skin #London
Im very pleased to announce that @regionmuseet in Sweden will be exhibiting Freckles starting 18th May – 14th October in Kristianstad. The superb @saracummings here will feature along with over 150 subjects from more than 30 countries. More information to follow over the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone who has taken part in the work as you literally make the series. @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Freckles #Skin #Sweden
Master Denny here was the first #Freckles subject after moving back to London and today I completed an 18 month secret Portrait series for an incredible Skin Charity that will exhibit later this year. We’ve shot 30 subjects from far-a-field as Australia, Brazil, China, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the U.S. So I’ve decided to run a competition for one follower to win a Portrait shot by me later this year… More to follow on this in my next post, so if you fancy being shot or know someone you’d like to be photograph keep following for the next post soon? Please note the portrait will be shot in London. @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #Redhead #London
Every so often you get to meet and shoot an absolute legend like Master Rio here. When you give direction for a pose, he delivers… A month today I’m doing another collaboration with the great people at Apple Regent St, more on that in the coming weeks and Tuesday I complete my 28th and final Portrait for my secret skin charity series who is kindly flying in from Brazil. #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Freckles #Skin #RedHead #London @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal
Found this of the fantastic Ruby who really sums up the series. Yesterday my second last subject flew in from Poland to sit for my secret skin charity series, with one final subject flying in from Brazil for their series on Tuesday. More on this nearer the exhibitions launch later this year. #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Freckles #Skin #RedHead #London @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal
The wonderful @frecklesandrosegold who flew in from New York to take part in the #Freckles series a while back, such incredible skin. As I’m editing the work for the Sweden show in May I’m rediscovering so many images not completed that I’m going to finish and post over the coming weeks. The #Vitiligo series is to continue over the coming weeks with some fantastic subjects lined up. #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #Smile #London @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal
Having a great revisit of hundreds of #Freckle files as I’m up to 180 edited for the Sweden exhibit starting in May. The striking @spawnofthediva visited forever ago and I unearthed this half completed image here and decided it needed completing. Friday I host my second last Portrait for my secret skin charity series all the way from the Ukraine. #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #Freckles #London @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal
While I go through dozens and dozens of files for my #Freckles exhibition’s edit in May I’m stumbling over works not posted. So here is another of the wonderful @saxonstableford who was one of the earlier subjects post #Beard. More information on the exhibition that will be in Sweden nearer the time. #MrElbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #RedHead @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal
Another portrait using @hasselblad_official’s wonderful H6D-100c of my eldest daughter Elkie who have grown up so much since her first freckles portrait two post ago. The files from this incredible piece of kit are simply superb it has to be said. Here’s to a Happy, Healthy and Safe 2018. #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #BlackandWhite #Freckles #London @profotoglobal
@georgiatrodd is our first subject of the #Vitiligo series for 2018 though shot before the festive break. Georgie visited with her dad and even interviewed me for her University project too! Also this month I’m nearing the completion of a very special secret portrait series that I’ve been working on for the past 18 months for a charity that hopefully will launch around Spring so looking forward to sharing a few of those incredible subjects. More to follow from Georgia and we’ve more in the pipeline. #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #Freckles #London #Hasselblad @hasselblad_official @profotoglobal @livingdappled @vrfoundation_ @cantcuredopeskin
And this classic from five and a half years ago of my eldest daughter Elkie when she was only three years old and only had a tiny splattering of dots compared to now. This will feature along with 179 portraits next year in the #Freckles exhibition in Sweden. All shot on @hasselblad_official’s H-Series H4D-60 @profotoglobal #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin #Kid
One final close up of the beautifully inspiring @amberjeanrowan who we shot for #Freckles last month as a very very late addition to the finished series and then I was asked if we could shoot again, but showing her natural head for the first time. Such a striking face and wonderful series. #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #Freckles #Alopecia #London @hasselblad_official
I’m starting to collate the images for my #Freckles exhibition in Sweden from May-October 2018. And here’s literally one of the very first subjects way back from our time living in Sydney. It’s of our neighbours daughter @isabelleobrien__ from 2011 and seems like a lifetime ago now. Fast forward to 178 portraits later including subjects from North and South America, The Caribbean, Europe, North and South Africa and Australasia . And all shot on @hasselblad_official H-Series. #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #Skin
An absolute honour and pleasure to have been featured today in an interview for @hasselblad_official. Since going digital in 2005 I have only work with the H series. Having shot #Beard, #Freckles and now #Vitiligo only on my trusted H4D-60. Next week I will have the pleasure of test-driving their new H6D-100c and I can’t wait. Many thanks to Oliver Karlsson, Hans Cornet and Jon Devo. #Mrelbank #Hasselblad #Beauty #Portrait #Camera http://bit.ly/PassionForDiversity
I’m in the process of editing the entire #Freckles series for my Summer exhibition in Sweden from May-September 2018. Here’s another from the wonderful Ivy’s series which seems like forever ago that I never posted. More information on the show nearer the date. #Mrelbank #Beauty #Portrait #Kid #Smile #London