A figure sits in the gloaming. Simon Costin as Pan is motionless, wearing his weighty tapestry coat adorned with shiny horn buttons. His shoe gapes across his shrunken left hoof, his horns have withered away. The air is warm and full of dust. Pan contemplates his youthful former self, remembering roaming barefoot in the hot wilderness, frightening sheep and spreading panic across the mountains. Thousands of years have passed as he waits patiently for his portrait to be taken. This series of images is the result of a collaboration between Simon Costin, (artistic director and the director of The Museum of British Folklore), Christopher Kelly, Natalie Sharp Jennifer Pattison.
Jennifer Pattison’s portraits are arresting and full of unselfconscious expression. After graduating with a degree in photography in 2000 from London College of Printing, she began her career as a photographers agent and producer. During this time she worked with creative agencies including Wieden & Kennedy London, DDB UK, BBH and Ogilvy. Jennifer also worked for advertising and fashion photographers including David Sims. In 2007 with a desire to bring her own ideas to life she began an internship in the photography department of the Victoria and Albert Museum encouraging her to get back behind the camera. Jennifer has spent the last two years focusing on her own personal projects and commissions. One of her portraits received second prize at the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 and she was recently selected as a UK winner of Magenta Flash Forward Emerging Photographers 2013. Jennifer lives and works in London, recent clients include FT magazine, HTC mobile phones, TDLM, Bethan Wood, Gal Stern. Her work is part of several private collections.