Imogen Woodland for '(not) Naked with Masks' by Ben Hopper
This photograph of my friend and collaborator Imogen was taken at one of my favourite places in London, Wick Woodland - a beautiful strange forest patch 15 minutes walk from my London studio in Hackney Wick.
I spent many afternoons strolling around there when taking breaks from my studio.
It was also an obvious photo shoot location when I didn’t have other options.
The mask was hand-made by my actress neighbour Paula Videniece who let me borrow it for the project.
The photo was taken on a very cold winter afternoon in 2015.
I didn’t use any of the photos from this session in the main project.
February 8, 2015. Wick Woodland, London, UK.