Maisie Broadhead works her photographic magic in this glorious time-lapse video

Posted by Liv Siddall,

More astonishing work here from the one and only Maisie Broadhead, the go-to set designer and photographer for historical photographic parodies. In this collaborative video with filmmaker Jack Cole, we see a sparse room gradually transformed into a very convincing Hall & Adamson photograph. Watch as the model, chomping sleepily on a banana, is dressed by Broadhead in period clothing, lit in an almost Vermeer-like way, and then placed behind a false wall and frame to actually become a photograph. The time-lapse video will be shown at the National Portrait Gallery alongside the original historic photograph it represents.

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    Maisie Broadhead and Jack Cole: Ode to Hill and Adamson

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    Maisie Broadhead and Jack Cole: Ode to Hill and Adamson

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    Maisie Broadhead and Jack Cole: Ode to Hill and Adamson

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.