Work / Film

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

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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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