The book – an overview
‘Chloe Jasmine Whichello’ is Damien Lovegrove’s first art photography book, containing 160 pages of photography and poetry. A lavish hardback volume with blind embossed french-fold dust jacket and spot varnishing on all interior images, Chloe-Jasmine Whichello is a book that breaks new boundaries. It’s a culmination of four and a half months of shooting and writing.
The creative journey – words by Damien Lovegrove
Chloe and I set out on each shoot to create a series of photographs with a depth of emotion and a rapport that lingers. We worked through the tears and laughter to capture these pictures full of personality and beauty. I sculpted the light and together we created the moments that have been captured here forever. When you look into Chloe’s eyes in these pictures you can see into her soul.
This really is a photographers book I suppose. Not one with f/ numbers and focal lengths, it’s on another level entirely. It’s about communication between Chloe-Jasmine and I, It’s also about art, design and composition. Many well established theories of good practice are challenged in this book. It’s a body of work that is eloquent and self supporting. Despite the vast array of photographic techniques employed to create these pictures, the book has a rhythm. There is a core continuity and a narrative that is bourn out in Chloe’s poetry. Some would say it’s a naive work with substance.
1st edition features
The lavish 1st edition of Damien’s book is available to order below and features:
- Perfect bound hardback
- 158 pages
- 34cm (12″) square
- French fold blind embossed dust jacket
- 180gsm quality paper stock
- Spot varnish on each photograph
- Signed by Damien LovegroveISBN: 9780956782007
Chloe on X-Factor UK 2014
Chloe-Jasmine Whichello appeared on ITVs 2014 season of X Factor. She received “a universal tick from all four judges” during her initial audition and made it all the way the live finals on Cheryl Cole’s team. Having previously appeared on Sky Living’s reality TV modelling show The Face in 2013 she is surely on the path to becoming a star of the future.
Video – Damien Deconstructs the Book
“I had to email you to say thank you for sending the Chloe Jasmine Whichello book so quickly, I expected to wait at least 28 days, but it arrived a day after ordering it…Excellent service!
I saw Chloe Jasmine recently on X Factor and was so knocked out by her performance that I googled her. I watched her performance from 8 years ago and remembered her immediately and remember thinking at the time that she should have been given a chance as she had raw talent which could have been nurtured. I watched her singing Over the Rainbow effortlessly on You Tube straight after and then saw she had been on The Face modelling show which then led me to finding your website.
How fortunate after all that the young Chloe Jasmine was sent home 8 years ago as she may never have ventured into modelling and met Damien. Together they have produced a stunningly beautiful book of poetry and photos to be proud of. Congratulations to both of you.”