A day in the life of John Maclean involves a combination of shooting, editing and testing in his canal-side London studio. His workspace, orderly and linear, perfectly embodies the angular forms and jutting edges that characterise his photographic language.
"First thing in the morning I like to look at the prints I’ve made the day before."
"I have a daylight viewing booth which gives me a consistent light to judge colour by."
"If the weather is bad, I’ll be here in the studio working on new images during the day. Either shooting, or processing Raw files of images I’ve shot in the week previously."
"If I have a location shoot the following day – I’ll spend some time testing my camera and lighting equipment before packing it."
Published as part of the featured project:
by John MacLean
Flowers Gallery, London, UK
“John MacLean seeks out parallels between a beautiful but turbulent natural landscapes, and the psychology of humans which inhabit them.“
“As humans...we told our story based on the living body of the Earth, through almanacs and songlines and paintings on the wall. Many of us now live under a very different set of guides. My work is a co...“
“My process centres around found materials, bundling together tube-lights and electrical cables; insulation blocks are melded with foil, foam polystyrene blocks, carpet tiles to create large, erratic i...“
Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
“My work exposes everyday moments that I think many people experience. I like to bring these intimate or banal moments to attention by refraining from actually saying anything, and showing them on thei...“