This is a gum bichromate print from my recent ‘Drive By’ series called ‘The Road To Debden’ I decided to leave some brush marks on the bottom of this image to reinforce that this is a photograph made with watercolour pigment.
This is my first post on this domain name IanPhillipsMcLaren.com after running with ipmclaren.com for the last couple of years for my fine art photography work. Things were starting to get a bit confusing using variations of my name, so thought I’d stick with my full name Ian Phillips McLaren. After 30 years of Fashion and portrait photography for various large companies / magazines / clients, I decided to move away from commercial photography to get back to making images for me. In order to immerse myself fully in fine art work, I’m starting my Fine Art masters degree at Cambridge Ruskin university / Cambridge School Of Art on 18th September 2019, possibly as the oldest student in town. I will post updates on my work and degree work as I go, on this blog.
Here are a couple of recent shots from my Drive By series.
Custom Made Fine art prints:
Happy New Year!
Brand New Project; Driving around my immediate surroundings exploring the local landscape.
The brooding clouds cut available light to near darkness, so in order to capture a sharp usable image I set my tripod awkwardly between my legs and steering wheel. The out of focus rain drops on the windscreen along with parts of the cars interior set the aesthetic for ‘Drive By’.
I set out on the first day of the new year – January 1st 2019.
Various sized fine art prints are available please email me for details.
The framed print below is 60″x40″ 5 foot wide and made up of 30 sheets of fine Japanese bamboo paper.