An animated video to a track of the same title taken from Max & Laura Braun's new album Highwire Haywire. A film by Laura Braun, animated by Laura Braun, on set camera, styling and lighting assistance by Alessandra Kila, make up by Barbara Chilá, editing by David San Millán Del Río. www.maxandlaurabaun.com
Pictures Do the Talking
A short video portrait by David San Millán and Laura Braun with Salih Adalier. Kibris studio, a high-street photography studio in Newington Green, North London has been Turkish-Cypriot photographer Salih Adalier’s workplace for the last thirty years or so.
I first met Salih in 2011 when I photographed him for my book Métier, Small Businesses in London. There was already very little business for Salih, and the up-to-seven people he had once employed were long gone. The advent of digital photography had left him behind, his analogue photography and post-production skills were no longer needed. Soon after our first meeting, Salih - already in his 80s - decided to give up trying to run a business. He packed up his negatives and cameras and sent them back home to Cyprus, planning to follow as soon as he sorted out his affairs. This January, knowing Salih was about to sell the building that houses his studio, I decided to go back to capture it on film before it was too late.