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Lookin’ Weird

Most of my work is movie-centric, but sometimes I get to annoy people who aren’t actors or cameramen. Below are a collection of funky / mildly disturbing portraits I’ve shot as part of a fashion project my lovely girlfriend is working on where I’ve really been able to have some fun, especially with colouring!

These colourings are done specifically for myself, the actual project itself using a different colour palette. If there’s one thing a really good image should do, it’s ignite the imagination. I hope that’s exactly what these barely human portraits do.

Click any thumbnail to embiggen and if you like what you’ve seen here, say hello to me at marc@marchankins.co.uk and let me know!

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Wheeling and Dealing

For around ten years I’ve been masquerading as a highly trained photographer shooting for all sorts of clients, predominantly film production companies. I’m one of those people who’re lucky enough to afford being a picky git about who I work with and sell myself to, my services aren’t open to the public even if they’re intended audience for what I shoot.

However I think it’s time to open the doors a little bit and let more people enjoy what I create. How you ask? How about selling a variety of premium quality prints? Yeah, lets do that. Have a look at my first online collection that contains prints that are available to buy RIGHT NOW! Barely in time for Christmas!

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Alternatively, and for future reference, here is the Print Shop page where links to all available collections will be visible as they are created in the future.

Why haven’t I got round to selling prints before? Shooting film productions requires me to vanish from the world for months at a time. It means I’m not been able to guarantee a fully functional retail service that paying customers deserve. Additionally, online print suppliers have also been very mediocre in my eyes, filling store pages with cluttered designs made to benefit themselves and not me as an art seller. Not interested. Until now.

My prints are being handled by theprintspace, a professional photographic printer in London whom I trust to create perfectly coloured prints every time, something which is disappointingly difficult to find. Should they deviate I can go over there personally and see what’s going on. I wouldn’t accept anything less!

For this opening selection of prints I’m opting for a pricing scheme that’s aimed at being accessible for everyone at starting from £19.97 and up to £49.36 (plus shipping) for the largest sizes. Much like great films, I think prints should be available to all people who like looking at cool things.

Starting off small, this whole endeavour is completely experimental for me. Creating photos for people to buy is a very different process to shooting marketing for a film. As a long term investment to building a large and attractive selection of prints to buy, I’m going to be constantly prodding at things to see what does and doesn’t work. If feedback is positive I might even create shoots purely for the sake of selling prints.

I’ve created an FAQ page for my prints which will hopefully answer any questions you may have. If you’re still confounded by something though, get in touch at marc@marchankins.co.uk – I’d love to hear what you have to say.

More galleries and prints will go online in the near future as certain things are agreed to and the last layers of polish are added. Keep an eye out!


Today’s Wallpaper 06/03/13

A new day, a new wallpaper!

This particular one is a variant photograph and colouring of the wallpaper I released the other day. I created a small collection of these images, each with a different but equally pleasing colour palette. The digital grain and noise has been left in as an aesthetic choice, grainless images lack character and merely looked like perfect renders of circles rather than interpretations of actual locations.

Have a gander, click the image for a 1920×1080 version.

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