Untitled, with Skull - 2012 is probably the closest to being a
modern photographic take on Pre-Raphaelite painting out of all of the series
from February 2012, probably due to the golden skull and the deep wine-red drapery,
which seem particularly reminiscent of the Victorian art movement.
The concept for these photographs came from an email discussion between Paul
Watson and Alice Kemp about plans for a new
collaborative series of photographs to start off 2012.
“I keep having recurring notions of a re-creating Pre-Raphaelite classics.” Ms Kemp
wrote to Paul Watson in November 2011. Needless to say, as the discussion continued
the concept morphed from straight re-creations to “in the style
of…” with a
healthy dose of “weird” thrown in for good measure.