The Baby Farmer…

Well it is finally here! The Baby Farmer has been birthed into the world featuring an incredible tale of darkness, madness and pain in 19th century London. The show is gripping in its intensity and not for the faint of heart. I highly recommend getting down to Brightspace Gallery to see the show and the accompanying exhibition from the wonderfully talented Chloe Neath. The images burn into the mind and give a strong visual reference to the narration from Nick Ravenswood, the twisted but greatly talented mind behind The Laudanum Project. A big shout out to Gareth whose musical accompaniment and vocals lent a palpable tension to the whole performance.

To top it all off, Chloe and Nick have written and illustrated a book together of the Baby Farmer. Below are some detail shots of the images and words within (At the back of the book are some of the photos I shot last year).

The images below were shot with my 90mm macro lens for a very shallow depth of field. I love how you can see the detailed texture of the paper stock in the book, but if you want to see more…well you will just have to buy one for yourself!

The Baby Farmer exhibition, play and book return to Brightspace Gallery in St Kilda this coming Friday, Saturday & Sunday (March 31st & April 1st & 2nd) To secure your tickets go to: The Baby Farmer

Video of ‘The Baby Farmer’ Performance

 

THE GRAND GUIGNOL AUTOMATON…

The laudanum Project

(…and here is my full group photo of the Laudanums)

THE LAUDANUM PROJECT presents
THE GRAND GUIGNOL AUTOMATON

The Laudanum Project would like to introduce you to Sandrine Moreaux. Sandrine is not like other girls. She is complicated. Very complicated. In the year of 1920 Sandrine arrived on the streets of Paris searching for the divine temple of her obsessions – the infamous Théâtre Du Grand Guignol. What she found therein was a terrifying reflection of her own yearnings and dreams that rendered her transformed, reborn but above all beautiful, so very beautiful.

The Grand Guignol Automaton is coming to the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival this September.

 

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Time to introduce the whole family

Straight from the infamous Museum Of Mankind, it’s the traveller, the collector, the bon vivant. It’s Alphonse Cheese-Probert!

Alphonse Cheese-Probert

Ladies and Gentlemen, We are very, VERY proud to present to you an all new member of the Laudanum Project family. Please put your hands together for the prettiest of them all, Shiny Helen!

Shiny Helen

Without going into too much detail, there were accusations, games of hide and seek and several dead husbands who were all discovered with traces of succinylcholine in their systems. Please welcome back the innocent and the utterly not guilty, Lady Sophronia Lick-Penny

Lady Saphronia Lick-Penny

With a winning smile and a collection of dead things that would make Mummy proud, it’s our very own boy in the attic, Barnabas Oral!

Barnabas Oral

Ah, Lady Lick-Penny…

In the words of the Laudanums…

“Without going into too much detail, there were accusations, games of hide and seek and several dead husbands who were all discovered with traces of succinylcholine in their systems. Please welcome back the innocent and the utterly not guilty, Lady Sophronia Lick-Penny!”

 

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Shiny Helen…

You are about to be bombarded with a series of images from the Masters of Freak!! I did a photoshoot with the seriously twisted Laudanum Project a few weeks ago and it was a fun filled evening of hilarity and horror in equal measure. The Laudanums are a performance group from Melbourne and are about to embark on a new show that will premiere at the 2014 Fringe Festival. There will be more images coming…..but for now, I introduce you to Shiny Helen!   http://www.thelaudanumproject.net/