After photographing the Bachanal Mas at London’s Notting Hill Carnival it immediately struck photographer Mark Esper how amazing it would be to see the images of their painted-soaked bodies in metallic gold. After a lot of experimentation and courtesy of a special ultraviolet printing technique, a limited edition series of metallic prints have now been created by fine art printers Genesis Imaging.
After their recent exhibition in London, the prints attracted a lot of attention and drew questions as to how they were made. As a result, this short video was made to explain how they came about and how Mark approaches his photography. If you would like to see the full range of limited edition prints please follow this link.
Working with Genesis Imaging a detailed and script and storyboard was developed to chart each step of a print’s manufacture. Once we’d demonstrated what the intentions were and how the film would be executed, we set a shooting date. Over the course a day we managed to shoot a wide variety of setups with tracking shoots, time-lapse sequences and interviews.
Combining the footage from Genesis Imaging’s premises and location footage taken from a photography trip in Perpignan, France, it only remained to add coverage from the prints exhibit in London.