While I was setting up the lights and camera in Malcolm Morley’s studio, I asked painter why he had stopped making photorealistic work. He grinned charmingly and told me that when everyone else around him started getting into super-realism in the 80′s, it just didn’t make sense for him to keep doing it. Malcolm Morley, mostly known as a photorealist painter - he won the prestigious Turner Prize in London in 1984 - has gone through quite a progression as an artist. “I guess it’s not about getting better or worse, but the work just changed and moved on”, he told me. I respect when artists are honest and follow their gut feeling, welcoming new growth rather than being afraid of change. I went to his opening which was said to be his last due to his age. The show was filled with fighter airplane paintings, some I already had seen in his studio space. My 2 years old son pointed at every single airplane and busily repeated, “Panes! Panes! …Panes!”. The show was packed, but the artist sat by the door and greeted every single person who came to see his work. Thanks to Etta and Natasha at Dujour for the assignment, more about the artist can be read here.