13-16 Vine Street
brighton, England BN1 4AG

As one of Brighton’s most in demand fashion photographers Kevin Mason has seen hundreds of the most interesting girls appear in front of his lens. But a chance encounter in a cafe with 16 year-old Georgie Hobday led to a project that developed into 30 weeks of photoshoots over 8 months.

Coming at a huge point of change for the pair, both individually and in their relationship, the thousand photos of ‘Your Life Is My Vanity Project’ plot the important transformations both physically and emotionally as Georgie turns 17 and Kevin embraces a complete U-turn in his photographic outlook.

Across a range of film formats – from large format and Polaroids to Boots disposables – eight months of shooting has revealed not just a huge range of images but has also brought Kevin to a completely new way of working. Adept at huge technical set up shots that took as long as weeks to plan and piece together, Georgie made Kevin stop, watch and engage.

The work is being presented by Sponsors Garage Studios, Brighton’s biggest Photography Studio and Training Centre,
www.garage-studios.co.uk as a series of Prints and original Polaroids and will feature over 120 images and is curated by both Georgie Hobday and M.Halls, a limited edition book of the work will also be available.

Official Website: http://kevinmason.garage-studios.co.uk/vanity-project

Added by garage_studios on April 26, 2010