Morwenna Lytton Cobbold Takes Analogue Portraits of Models with their Mothers

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Photographer, DJ, and former Burberry model Morwenna Lytton Cobbold deglamorizes her subjects but in a touching and intimate way for her latest project.

Natalia Vodianova and her mother Larisa. Photo via Vogue UK

Armed with a Mamiya RZ Pro II single lens reflex camera loaded with medium format film, Cobbold went to her subjects’ homes and conducted a low-key photo shoot featuring fashion models with their respective mothers. Cobbold was quoted as saying in an article by Vogue UK, “Having worked and travelled around the world as a model myself since I was 16 years old, the importance of time at home with family has become increasingly apparent.” As a photographer, Cobbold said that she has learned “all the basics” of photography through her mother’s Nikon FE2, and that she has even “built a darkroom in our old bike shed at home.”

As instructed by Cobbold, her subjects donned their own clothes and did their own hair and make-up to showcase “a side of the sitters [that] is rarely seen.”

Have a look at some of Cobbold’s portraits below, all sourced from Vogue UK!

Sai Bennett and her mother Polly
Alexander Beck and his mother Sue
Olivia Inge and her mother Rosie
Tafari Hinds with his mother Lorna
Hanako Footman and her mother Yuko
Max Rendell and his mother Lynette

Cobbold’s work are currently showcased in the “Models & Mothers: An Exhibition in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer” held at The Gilbert Scott Restaurant in London until October 31. The photographs will also be part of a book “Mother,” a fundraiser also for the benefit of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity.

All information in this article were sourced from Vogue UK. Click here to see all the photos from the “Models & Mothers” series!

written by chooolss on 2013-10-21 in #lifestyle #mamiya #analogue #alexander-beck #olivia-inge #hanako-footman #photography #natalia-vodianova #tafari-hinds #morwenna-lytton-cobbold #models-mothers #max-rendell

2 Comments

  1. shazoo666
    shazoo666 ·

    Interesting :)

  2. eriberry
    eriberry ·

    great! So much resemblance!

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