Jonathan Dog for '(not) Naked with Masks' by Ben Hopper
This photograph of my friend, Canadian nomadic circus artist Jonathan Fortin, was taken on a very cold winter London afternoon. The location is called Hackney Marshes, an area of open space in London's Lower Lea Valley, internationally known as the spiritual home of Sunday league football, with 82 football, rugby and cricket pitches.
The mask was purchased at a dress-up shop in London's Camden called Escapade that since got shut down. The final photograph that ended up as part of 'Naked with Masks' was photographed at the exact same spot, 2 minutes later.
December 2, 2014. Hackney Marshes, London, UK.