Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill
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Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill
Photographs of Jesus, image courtesy of Getty Images

Photograph of Jesus, image courtesy of Getty Images

Photograph of Jesus is Laurie Hill’s response to a challenge set by Getty Images, who invited filmmakers to create a piece utilising images from their Hulton Archive. Rather than set a rigid brief, the challenge offered key words and phrases as prompters to guide the filmmakers’ creativity. Examples of these prompters included ‘discover our past,’ ‘images that shape our future,’ ‘still & moving imagery,’ ‘ordinary people, ordinary things’ and ‘extraordinary people, extraordinary things.’ Hill’s was one of four proposals chosen, and the resulting film (named after one after one of the most absurd but most frequent requests that the archive receives) is a witty and uproarious portrayal of images taking on a life of their own. Replete with dogfights, undead dodos, Edwardian hussies and a 2D Fuhrer coming a cropper, the film is a work of meticulously executed chaos, full of unexpected and entertaining juxtapositions. For more on Laurie, the film and his practice, take a look at APEngine’s interview with him.

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A film by Laurie Hill
Images courtesy of Getty Images


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