A Brief Look: Holly Burnham x Richey Beckett

 

 

In the middle of 2014 Holly Burnham was approached to create a series of photographs with model Hattie Watson that would then be given to a group of illustrators and artists to use as reference material for their own works. The final outcome of the experiment was ‘Evil Tender Presents: In Reference,’ a group showing of those photographs and the art it inspired.

From those conversations started another dialogue. Burnham took to the catalog of illustrator Richey Beckett — his drawings of women similar to her own work as a photographer in the beauty industry. Burnham took model Melanie Blankenship into Beckett’s world for a series of photographs inspired by Beckett’s illustration ‘Tender Abuse.’

This is not a direct reproduction of Beckett’s composition. Burnham found a common language in Beckett’s work and used her own expertise to play in his colors and theme.

 

Holly Burnham x Richey Beckett

Holly Burnham x Richey Beckett

 

Photograph inspired by Richey Beckett's 'Tender Abuse' by photographer Holly Burnham | model Melanie Blankenship

Photograph inspired by Richey Beckett’s ‘Tender Abuse’ by photographer Holly Burnham | model Melanie Blankenship

 

'Tender Abuse' by Richey Beckett

‘Tender Abuse’ by Richey Beckett

 

'Tender Abuse' (Blue Edition) by Richey Beckett

‘Tender Abuse’ (Blue Edition) by Richey Beckett

 

Photograph inspired by Richey Beck ett's 'Tender Abuse' by photographer Holly Burnham | model Melanie Blankenship

Photograph inspired by Richey Beck ett’s ‘Tender Abuse’ by photographer Holly Burnham | model Melanie Blankenship

 

Photograph inspired by Richey Beck ett's 'Tender Abuse' by photographer Holly Burnham | model Melanie Blankeship

Photograph inspired by Richey Beck ett’s ‘Tender Abuse’ by photographer Holly Burnham | model Melanie Blankenship

 

Previously on Evil Tender — Of The Dirt, Of The Wood: Interview with Artist Richey Beckett

Previously on Evil Tender — Interview: The Striking Photography of Holly Burnham

Previously on Evil Tender — Interview: The Strength & Beauty of Model Hattie Watson

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