‘I believe that you may have just endorsed exactly the response that I try to engender,’ she observes gently. ‘I mean, in that I instigate the narrative and the viewer completes it. For example, who’s to say that it isn’t a female bear? and that if it is a female bear that she couldn’t be equally capable of being unpredictable and ferocious?’

‘At first glance,’ she says, ‘I can see how my work may be — is — reminiscent of a time characterised by male objectification of women. But to me the ‘looks’ of those eras are aesthetically pleasing, so why shouldn’t I be able to reference them and use them in my sets and styling and models? Also, the way I photograph the women turns the quaint, outdated associations on their heads. The women are front and centre, they’re unique and idiosyncratic, they’re their own people and the frame of my picture is theirs. They are not one bit passive.’

‘Well, obviously I want my images to be aesthetically pleasing, and there is nothing quite as pleasing as the female form in all its glorious shapes and sizes. And why shouldn’t we be able to strip outdated historical mores of their associations and still have access to their aesthetic appeal?’

‘I just get bored with anything typically pretty, and I enjoy the melancholic, both in art and cinema. The models act out a part in the photograph rather than just standing there looking pretty. When choosing my models, the most important feature for me is that they have characterful, expressive faces to embody the part I have previously imagined or explained. The resulting image hopefully evokes a sense of uncertainty in the viewer and encourages them to linger a little longer.’

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

DMB Artist Jenna Gang shoots stop motion film for Amazon's new Prime Wardrobe Ad

Future Beach

DMB Photographer Nadia Lee Cohen shoots ‘Future Beach’ for GCDS and Paper Magazine

A Portrait of Faith

DMB Photographer Simon Robert's project ‘A Portrait of Faith’ is currently on show as part of the Sixteen Touring national exhibition currently on show at Format Festival in Derby

Two Yous

DMB Represents produced new EE 'Two Yous' campaign with photographer Amy Currell

Nike Tokyo

DMB Photographer Steven Counts travelled to Tokyo to shoot the style guide for Nike

Virgin Atlantic

DMB Photographer Jenna Gang shoots latest campaign for Virgin Atlantic. Produced by DMB

Art Of Sport

DMB Photographer Steven Counts shoots for Art of Sport

Gaffer Magazine

The first Issue of DMB Artist Hamish Stephenson's publication GAFFER is out now featuring his cover story with Siobhan Bell

BBC Interview with Bruce Gilden

Emily Webb interviews DMB Photographer Bruce Gilden on his latest series 'Only God Can Judge Me' for the BBC

Purple Magazine

DMB Photographer Martin Parr shoots cover story for Purple Magazine

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