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Rob is a portrait photographer and runs Rob Luckins Travelling Photographic Studio, where he uses a mixture of old and new technologies to create his work.

He has most recently worked on the Creating Balance Project with Strong Island and Anglepoise and shot the Spring/Summer 2014 lookbook for Dephect clothing.

He can be contacted on

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The Creating Balance Project Magazine

On April 19, 2014
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I was really excited to receive my printed magazines back from Blurb just after christmas but have only just found the time to write up a post about them. The magazine was put together in InDesign using Blurb’s plug-in and made with the aim of showcasing a selection of the work created for The Creating Balance Project that didn’t get used.
I had a great time collaborating with Barry and Roo Abrook and as you can see in the magazine we ran through a stack of various ideas before settling on what would become our final image. Simon Terry at Anglepoise® has been extremely supportive of my work including sending out copies of the magazine as part of a press pack to promote the project and commissioning a set of stickers based on our final poster.
The Creating Balance Project logo was designed by Strong Island’s Tristan Savage and I used a variation on this to create the cover for the magazine; incorporating a photograph of a wing shot by Roo Abrook. Follow the links to see more of their work.
The Creating Balance Project magazine is available for sale either through the link in the above preview, or by visiting Blurb’s site directly here and is priced at £10. Please note this preview only shows 20 of the 36 pages in the magazine.

Lord of the Dead part two

On February 13, 2014
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Welcome to the second part of the making of the Lord of the Dead album cover.

Once we knew what props would be required for the shoot we set about coming up with a rough story for each of the zombies so that they would be individual characters that fit within the scene rather than just be a random group. Both Lav and I are huge fans of the original Dawn of the Dead and there are some great character zombies in that so this was a good opportunity to come up with some of our own.

lord lav

 

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How to make a paper mache budgie head

On February 13, 2014
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I’ve had a few people asking after the paper mache budgie heads that featured in the recent web stings and music video I made for Curxes, so I thought i’d put together a post showing how we made them.

paper mache budgie heads

 

This is where it all gets a bit Blue Peter.

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Lord of the Dead part one

On December 20, 2013
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A year and a half ago I sat in my back garden with Lord Lav as we began to plan the artwork for what would ultimately become “Lord of the Dead”. We’d already spoken about the theme for the album which would centre around Lav’s character who, during the inevitable zombie apocalypse had seised the opportunity to climb the social ladder and proclaim himself lord of the manor.

 

We wanted the artwork to be fun but also have a grindhouse style to it, so the idea would be to show Lav clearing the grounds of his new mansion by taking out any zombies that had stumbled onto his land.

zombies

 

 

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Avant Guarded music video

On December 15, 2013
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After two months of staring at budgies, both from an anatomical point of view and a “why do they look so weird” perspective I am pleased to announce the new music video for “Avant Guarded” by the very talented Curxes is now complete. The kind folks over at Clash Music magazine premiered the music video on friday so if you haven’t seen if yet here it is:

 

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Sawyers View Master

On October 13, 2013
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In the late 1930′s Sawyers created the Sawyers View Master a device that was created as an alternative to the postcard. This red plastic viewer would find its place in homes across the globe and see viewmaster reels being sold in chemists, corner shops and holiday gift shops. Growing up I remember seeing rotating displays of the reels on sale in Boots and Woolworths and always viewed them with a fascination that remains to this day.

 

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