John Jones project space, The Love We Lost, Yuval Hen and Laurence Stevens
September 2010, we were thrilled to welcome a new exhibition to the John Jones Collection Space. The Love We Lost, are a selection of photographic images, the result of an experimental two year creative collaboration between the Israeli born Fashion Photographer Yuval Hen, and Art Director Laurence Stevens.
“These photographic images have been created digitally using a technique that I have been experimenting with and developing over the past 6 years.”
Yuval goes on to explain, “after using a number of different cameras during this experimental period, I finally settled on using a Hasselblad H2 with a digital back as this gave me the exact quality that I was looking for for my ‘lost’ images.”
What is incredible about the images in this exhibition, is that the texture and dream like quality of the photographs is completely created in camera, live. The emotional and poignant typographic phrases, along with the subtle graphic touches are added to each individual image by Laurence [without Yuval’s knowledge] only at the final stage of the development of the print.
“The wonderful thing about the type lines that Laurence creates and adds to my images, is that I have no idea what he’s going to place onto the images until the final stage, but his words always seems to fit so perfectly with my images, which definitely helps to transport them into much more of a darker area.”
Photography by Yuval Hen
Art Direction and Typography by Laurence Stevens