onhundredandsixtytwo, 2015, Series of six A4 Cyanotypes, on Somerset paper.
(L-R) Brian Jones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse
Each cyanotype has an illustration of a celebrities death certificate; hand-drawn by myself. Cyanotypes, also known as blueprints, are made as a plan; in technical drawing they are often associated with architecture. I have used it in the context of the 27 club, to suggest the connotation that the celebrities death’s were planned; Their death’s were unstoppable, it was already written into their lives.
The 27 club is a label given to the unusual amount of celebrities that have died at the age of 27, I have chosen just six from the list; the ones considered the most famous. I am hoping to continue this series in the future.
All photo’s are my own.