Alan Powdrill is an advertising photographer who lives and works in London. Of this project, ‘SHUT IT !’, he writes, ‘I’ve always been really interested in the surreal and frankly bonkers world of the ventriloquist, especially the mute half of the double act. The real stars of the show. SHUT IT ! is influenced by the 70’s world of Bob Carolgees (remember Spit the dog?), Roger de Courcey and the late great Lord Charles. My latest personal project gives a new ‘life’ to these much forgotten dolls from an age that’s a million miles from today’s variety TV. Powdrill is represented by Friend & Johnson (US), Vue (UK), and Anne Marie Gardinier (France).