When Tim Andrews was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease eight years ago, he turned himself into an art project. For his “Over the Hill” series of self-portraits, Tim has modeled for nearly 400 photographers so far, including like Rankin, Miss Aniela and yours truly, photographer number 351. When Tim approached me, I came up with the idea to depict him as a contemporary male version of Miss Havisham from Dickens’ Great Expectations, as a meditation on mortality and seizing the day. The final image is a composite of a portrait shot in my living room with an old urbex photograph of the ballroom in the abandoned Hellingly Asylum, which has since been torn down.
Photography: erika szostak | photography
Retoucher: Dade Freeman
MUA/Hair: Elloise India Willett
Model: Tim Andrews