“Daphne” London, England – Patrick Nicholas – Guest Photographer   30 comments




“Daphne” London, England – Patrick Nicholas – Guest Photographer

Although photography is an art form, this is certainly the first post we have had where the lines between art and photography are blurred.  It is an honor to have a professional as good as Patrick to guest on our blog.  Please check out his amazing work at http://www.photonicholas.com/  His portfolios loosely based on historical art masterpieces are truly stunning.  DISCLAIMER:  Nudity is occasionally present in some of Patrick’s images on his website.

Here is the story of Daphne from Patrick…

This was taken back in ’94 with a Mamiya RB67 using Kodak Tri X black and white film and developed by myself.  Daphne has always been blue.  In the old darkroom days I toned the print with copper sulphate; now, I print digitally with pigment K3 inks on watercolor paper.  The tree part was made by a sculptor friend of mine with whom I collaborated with often.  I like to work with other artists if I can. Giorgio Bevignani made the tree out of mild steel and metal leaves.  I hung it from the eves of the studio and it was physically attached to the model’s hair – in fact, in the darkroom days, although I did my best to retouch the negative, you could make out the join especially in big prints – apart from that I haven’t done anything to it digitally. Only half of the frame is used, I chopped her off at the waist, so it’s just as well I used medium format.

At the time, I was very interested in Japanese art, Hokusai especially, and I set out to create a flat shadow-less image.

The model, Nadine, I used a lot in those days, she was in effect my muse; things came out of our collaboration together that wouldn’t, I feel sure, have happened with anyone else.  She has been my ubiquitous logo ever since she was molded in the studio and under the enlarger nearly 20 years ago.


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30 responses to “Daphne” London, England – Patrick Nicholas – Guest Photographer

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  1. This is such a great find, thanks for the “like” I will continue to check this often.

  2. This is amazing!

  3. Thanks for the “like” Wow you have an amazing blog. this is great. Thanks.

  4. Very nice image! Thank you!

  5. Reblogged this on Frank X-Ray.

  6. This is so awesome!!

  7. This is incredible… this is the direction I one day hope to take my photography… true art

  8. Gorgeous! Love it!

  9. stunning! I love when the lines of mediums are blurred.

  10. can feel the energy, wow.

  11. I love this! Simply fantastic!

  12. I love this image…very cool!

  13. An astonishing image – thanks so much for calling our attention to this artist – lovely!

  14. beautiful image and I love the back-story too!

  15. Great idea. Great processing. Great image.

  16. Wonderful image!

  17. Stunning – makes me think of Erte.

  18. Beautiful pictures, thank you for stopping by my blog! I follow you cause . you travel me.

  19. this is wow..thank you for liking my blog 🙂

  20. Enjoyed Patrick’s treescapes. Beautiful.

  21. Excellent. What a fun thing to do.

  22. Outstanding tree girls – mythological creature

  23. Great photo. Love the lighting and the blue cast to the image.


  24. This is great. Reminds me of vintage David Bailey – 60s, Jean Schrimpton, Yardley, Carnaby Street, English Vogue,



  25. Very cool concept!

  26. This is an interesting new direction – more please!

  27. Patrick has a lot of really stunning photographs.

  28. Very nice image! I wonder when will I ever learn how to post process my photos like this 😉

  29. Great idea 🙂

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