This is my second time meeting with and photographing Laurence Edwards at work, (the first time being at his foundry in Butley). This time I met him at his studio just up the road from me in Saxmundham, and the difference between the two workplaces could not have been more obvious. Back in Butley, the noise and chatter from other artists, combined with the intensity of the heat created an industrial, workshop atmosphere. Here in Saxmundham however the studio is quiet and bright, with plenty of natural light, and a wall of mirrors only helps to amplify this feeling of space. As opposed to Butley, the studio feels more like a space for reflection and is the perfect setting for Laurence to form his ideas and bring them into fruition. Standing amongst several wax sculptures (works of art just started or left and abandoned I wasn’t sure but impressive nonetheless) I took my place and captured this photo of Laurence at work. The title ‘double take’ refers to both my second time photographing Laurence, and the mirror image captured. I am so looking forward to catching up with Laurence soon at his new foundry in Halesworth.
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