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Last Activity:
Jan 30, 2016
Oct 11, 2009
Performance Artist

About Me

Colourful, fun, bizarre, imaginative, unworldly and intriguing. Just a few words that best describe Darren's new photo book - Colourful People. A total escapism from reality. Lots of artistic nudes, from the pale blue twins swinging from a tree branch to a pink haired girl sprawled out in her human sized nest, protecting her pastel pink eggs. A visual feast if ever you've seen one? There's plenty more! A yellow girl melting into the ground, holding on to a red post box. What is she doing? And why is she melting? Who knows? Who cares? Nothing needs to make sense, in this fabricated land of the peculiar. You can expect anything. But for sure, this book has a playful, witty vibe to it. All seriousness has well and truly gone out the window. This book also celebrates every bodily shape you could imagine. From the thin, average to the large. A firm favourite will be the Ice Cream Lady. That devastating look on her face! You'll just have to buy the book to find out why she's SO traumatised, and to discover lots more wacky imagery. All photographs were shot in and around Liverpool, England, by photographer Darren Cheshire. Colourful People is supported by Snazaroo, the world famous body paint company. You can't find the contents of this book anywhere else, they have been kept exclusively under wraps for this book only.

"Darren's imagery is not mirroring life but illusion; his subjects are not humans, but Gods of love, of allure, of luxury, perfection incarnate from the Golden Age of Hollywood glamour. More often than not, his subjects appear to have skin like marble, like alabaster and has a translucent sheen in which, as in a mirror, one can see reflected the fantasies of the beholder.

Waved hair spilling over beds of silks/satins, glazed lips parting seductively, vaselined lids lowered languidly, arms alluringly entwined in hair. Creatures of light, of marble, of glass. These portraits/subjects are anything but average, they are, like icons, made to be adored, they are to be coveted, to be admired like works of art.

But that's just one side to Darren's imagery. Not one to stay with a particular style, Darren has a great love to explore the more creative side to imagination, bringing intriguing and fabulous compositions to life, in such styles of avant-garde, beauty, surrealism and humour. Darren's work is admired by an impressive list of celebrities, artists & stage stars, some of whome he has had the opportunity to photograph and even be-friend. Darren's true genuine love for people helps bring out the best out of his subjects, making them feel at ease in front of the camera.

The future looks very promising for Darren. His self published photography magazine, Lumiere Fotografie, is selling world-wide, his work is being featured in various publications and has projects in the works, as well as taking bookings for private sittings to commercial work.

Darren's work has been compared to the photography standards that of Vogue and Vanity Fair magazine, and I for one have to agree. And furthermore, I believe we will see his beautiful images inside such publications, one day. This guy is one to watch out for."

I’m looking for models to photograph, with any of the following attributes:

Character, glamour & individuality, of all shapes and sizes.

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