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Rachel King's Comedian Portraits Are Good for a Laugh

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Published: Jan 26, 2014 • References: rachelkingstudio and itsnicethat
Rachel King's series of comedian portraits, entitled 'The Face of Satire,' presents notoriously funny men and women in a new light. Not satisfied with taking the typically campy shots that comedians are usually subject to, King decided to break the mold by taking inventive and highly personal photographs.

She began the project by asking the comedians what satire meant to them, and then, with the help of artists India Banks and Frode Gjerklow, creating a set that corresponded to their vision.

The captivating series features comedians such as Davied Baddiel surrounded by his own quips and wise-cracks, and Sara Pascoe in a particularly grotesque fat suit. These images, and many more, can be viewed at the BFI Southbank in London as part of the London Comedy Film Festival.