Fresh Faced and Wild Eyed

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Jessica Layton

The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Dr.Lucy Soutter taken by Edward Klaus

College/University: Royal College of Art
Course Level/Title: MA Photography
Date: 2007

The House Sitting Project is a collection of self-portraits created while looking after the homes of a variety of people. These ventures allowed Layton access to private, normally hidden, domestic worlds. She hired different photographers to produce portraits of her impersonating the rightful occupants. For Layton, it was essential that each portraitist believed that they were encountering the actual tenant. They were then given free reign in constructing the photograph and editing the results. Both the homeowners and participating photographers remained unaware of these performances until afterward. www.jessicasuelayton.com
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Dr.Lucy Soutter taken by Edward Klaus
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Dr.Lucy Soutter taken by Edward Klaus
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Naomi taken by Zoey Hill
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Cathy taken by Jan Hormonski
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Renata taken by Ana Benitez
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Katie taken by Stephen Wood
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Katherine taken by Lee Satkowski
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Steve taken by Toshi Suda
The House Sitting Project: Portrait as Sue Taylor taken by Sue Chow
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