Chanel Aftershave Fantasy Ad 2018

Mixed Media still-life photography

Artist Note Update: Dec 2018

This project finished in a rather bizarre way.  Ironically, I was contacted by a glossy fashion magazine and commissioned to do some product illustration work, in the real world.  To this day, I am convinced they were confused as to my experimental explorations. It was a bit like asking a delicate pastry chef to rustle up an 'all you can eat' hog roast.  The process was fraught with compromise, the result for me, inedible and somebody else got to stick some legs on an apple.. - MH

Fantasy Prop Styling 2017 - 18


Self-directed, conceptual art project exploring the artist as impostor; working in a fantasy commercial setting for prop styling cosmetics and perfume - themselves products of fantasy and artifice, using natural found objects.

Employing techniques associated with fashion magazine editorial and advertising, such as flat lay, the works aim to trick the mind rather than the eye. 

Rimmel Make-Up Fantasy Ad 2018

Mixed Media collage on paper

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