WENDY RESTING, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2001
By Richard Heeps
From Richard Heeps 'Man's Ruin' series, 'Wendy Resting', is part of a sequence Richard photographed of Wendy in her classic turquoise Oldsmobile car, with Barbie dolls strewn across the car dashboard. Photographed on film printed from negative in the artist's darkroom.
Richard worked as a theatre photographer for many years which meant he honed his skills to capture people in fleeting moments. The people in the series are not staged (except one or two), but Richard knew them well and photographed them many times meaning he became less intrusive and the moments captured more natural. Fifties rockabilly lifestyle enthusiasts and burlesque performers create an iconic aspirational look.