‘Murder-Two Men Wanted’, is the only photograph in the collection of the National Gallery, London. It is based on Piero di Cosimo’s painting ‘A Satyr Mourning over a Nymph’ (1495) which is also in the National Gallery’s collection.
The title and inspiration for the photograph came from the headline of a Hackney Gazette article. The series of tableaux photographs ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’, the first photography exhibition at the National Gallery in 2005, was inspired by Thomas Hardy and the way he interwove newspaper articles from his local paper into his novels. Likewise, I have interwoven the headlines from the Hackney Gazette with classical paintings to produce images that create a lasting social commentary.