Grimes by Andrew Fox – The Independent


Grimes by Andrew Fox – The Independent


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About the image:

The Canadian singer-songwriter Grimes, real name Claire Boucher, had just stepped off a plane and was jet-lagged. She was to perform in Manchester that evening in August.

I’d been commissioned by the Independent, after they’d interviewed her for the arts section. I had about ten minutes before she had to go to rehearsals and carry out sound checks. I had arrived early and scouted an alleyway near the venue. Thankfully, although she has a reputation for shyness and for disliking publicity, we got on well. She was wearing a cloak and put her hood up. Perfect. It conveyed her personality.

I shot some frames with available light and some with a small flash through a softbox held by her assistant. Three quick set-ups and we were done. The Independent used a vertical portrait of her sitting on some steps with more straightforward lighting. This is my own favourite in black and white, printed with fairly heavy contrast. It hasn’t been published anywhere.

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The printing:

C-type prints are notable for their continuous tone and vibrant colours. The first widely used colour print process, modern c-type prints are printed from high resolution digital files produced from drum-scanned negatives or transparencies.

C-type prints use dye-based photographic papers and should not be confused with inkjet, or giclée prints. Read more about C-type printing HERE.

The paper:

Fujicolor Crystal Archive Digitalpaper Type DP II is a silver halide color paper with a thicker base and high stiffness, designed exclusively for digital printing. When used on medium-or large-scale digital printer systems or the Fujifilm Frontier minilabs, this paper yields high-image-quality digital prints that make it suitable for such professional uses as portrait or commercial photography.

It has the highest level of image stability, so it is ideal for display purposes. Read more about our papers HERE.

The frames:

Add depth to your wall art with our frames. A deep, wooden frame, the profile includes a subtle texture effect.

This deep wooden 34mm x 20mm frame featuring a 30mm rebate for added depth,  gives our prints the perfect setting to display your chosen print. We have kept it simple and elegant only offering a charcoal black wooden finnish for your walls.

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Brand Fleet Street’s Finest
Dimensions 8 x 10″ to 40 x 60″ (plus frame and mount)
Made in the UK YES
Material  Wood, Perspex
Process A Lambda C-type print
Orientation Landscape

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Born in Vancouver, Canada, Grimes has released five albums, her debut album Geidi Primes in January 2010 and her last album Miss Anthropocene in 2020. According to Wiki her music style is, Synth-pop, Electro-pop, art pop, dream pop, indie pop, experimental pop, avant-garde pop, lo-fi, dance, witch house, electronic, glo-fi, bedroom pop, and electronica with elements of rock, hip-hop, R&B, folk, drum and bass and classical. Grimes said  I go through phases a lot.