Pipe Up

We know what you’re thinking, why don’t we see more women smoking pipes these days?
PIPE UP features six amazing-looking women of all shapes and sizes, who took part in this surreal and frankly fascinating look at a very niche pastime.
Alan’s intention was to depict the women as proud, almost gothic pipers. Working with stylists, Shoot People and hair & make up artist, Deanna V’lcevska, the team sought to capture this unusual reality.
As with any portrait, getting the ‘perfect expression’ is always a mixture of luck, foresight and simply having impeccable timing to capture the decisive moment. This was made tons easier as the models were very in tune with the project concept and quickly got into the role of proud puffers. The results sit perfectly with the rest of Alan’s output. Part real, part bizarre but always engaging.