Gerard Jefferson-Lewis discusses his research, entitled “What’s in a face? On the impossibility of blankness in contemporary photographic portraiture”.
'After the Rain' by Gerard Jefferson-Lewis Edinburgh, August, 2014. Copyrighted Image. Image size 600 x 846 mm. Digital C Type Print.
I bumped into Simon (17) recently, as I was watching a large burst water main shooting into the morning air at Morningside, Edinburgh. He very kindly agreed to sit in my studio.
New Work from the ‘Untitled’ (Butcher Boys) project. July, 2014.
'Untitled' (Butcher Boys) Portrait Number 976 (Part of a Portrait Trilogy) 3 x 594 x 840 mm Digital C Type Print. July, 2014.©
Thanks to all my fellow students at the University of Edinburgh for taking part in this long term project.
'Untitled' (Tasse Tea) Undergraduate Sculpture Student, Theo Shields (21), from Bristol, at Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, April, 2014.
Theo very kindly sat in my studio for me recently. He is a very talented award-winning sculpture student and I find his work to be exceptionally fascinating and visually challenging. Copyrighted Image, April, 2014. Thanks to Zoltan Cserfalvi for assisting.
Scotland shares many traditions with the rest of the UK and Ireland and tea drinking is one.
The model appears to dissolve into the darkness which surrounds him and yet his face and hands convey confidence, control and resolve.
I would like to thank curators at the Scottish National Galleries for allowing me access to Rembrandt’s curatorial file and portraits.
Digital C Type Print, Size 841 x 1189 mm.
Adler on his way to a skate boarding park in Berlin, August, 2013. ©
I found myself randomly sitting next to this boy who got on the train at Berlin Hauptbahnhof station. This portrait was taken with a Holga camera which had loud colors and invited giggles from passers by. The camera leaks light and the results are always unpredictable. Copyrighted Image. 2014.
alexkeir said: Your pictures are really beautiful
Thank you Alex for your words of support they mean a lot to me! I hope you continue to enjoy me work.
tumblrbot said: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?
My eyeglasses as they enable me to see the world around me more clearly.
bardsley-hodgkiess said: do you go to edin uni?
Yes I am a student at Edinburgh College of Art
Light Over West Sands, Fife, Scotland. Digital C Type Print Size: 841 x 1189 mm.
Following in the footsteps of centuries of Scottish landscape artists I have been exploring Fife with a large format camera before Scotland becomes independent again. The landscape changes so dramatically even within a minute and so as an artist I have had to step back and connect in a spiritual way with the land and the sky waiting for everything to come together in my minds eye.
As I stood on the beach I watched the RAF warplanes from the nearby airbase conducting war games in the sky. They they all landed for lunch and the clouds began to drift inland as if gestured by the sun. The sun then picked out the detail including the bunting I placed in the landscape which was made for my friend Amelia’s 19th birthday by her Devonshire Mum, Jane. Copyrighted Image. All Rights Reserved, 2014.
The Start Line at the Marlow Regatta, Dorney Lake, Eaton. The London 2012 Rowing Lake.
I had the great pleasure of following the rowing club from my first University around for a year. I am currently printing this image for one of the rowers featured. This is a copyrighted Image and all rights are reserved. April, 2014.