The gin-soaked effervescence of Libby and Maeve, 2016 by Patrick Boland

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Artist's statement

Maeve Marsden and Libby Wood are performers with smart minds and angelic voices. I photographed them for a show they were performing called ‘Mother’s Ruin’, a cabaret about the hidden history of women and gin. In a lot of shots they are laughing and smiling, which is their natural state of being. But this is my favourite shot from the day, their faux-stony faces hiding a fearless love of the absurd and a passion for what they do so well.