We know what you're thinking, why don't we see more women smoking pipes these days?
PIPE UP! is the latest personal project from Alan Powdrill. Six amazing looking women of all shapes & sizes were cast and agreed to be part of this surreal and frankly bonkers look at a very niche pass-time.
Alan's intention was to depict the women as proud, almost gothic pipers and along with stylist Shoot People and hair & make-up artist Deanna V'lcevska, the team sought to capture the twisted reality. As with any portrait, getting the 'perfect expression' is always a mixture of luck, foresight and simply pressing the button at the right time. This was made tonnes easier as the models were very in tune with the project concept and quickly got into the role of proud puffers.
The results sit perfectly with the rest of Alan's output. Part real, part bizarre, always engaging.