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William Eggleston at the Tate

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in ARTICLES

Tate Modern is temporarily hosting works of one of the most revolutionary photographers of the 1970s, William Eggleston. An entire room is dedicated to Eggleston’s works, and as soon as you enter, you can’t help but notice one thing: colours. In fact, colours are his trademark: Eggleston started to experiment with them  in the 1960s, when coloured prints were associated with advertising companies, whereas Art photographers only shot in black and white. His photography was revolutionary not only for the bright colours, but also because instead of capturing the right moment, he captured daily life, something other photographers didn’t look at. Most of his photographs were shot in his...

Behind The Mask

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in ARTICLES

Somerset House has temporarily become home to a fantastic exhibition displaying portrait images of one hundred actors and actresses who have won or been nominated for BAFTA awards over the last 60 years. ‘Behind the Mask’ is a beautiful and thought-provoking collection of photographs captured by Andy Gotts MBE, who has specialised in portrait photography for 23 years. The exhibition is wonderfully extensive, dominating the entire West Wing of Somerset House. The collection includes many subjects known to millions of people across the world, including Robert De Niro, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Dame Helen Mirren and Helena Bonham-Carter. Each image was shot close up, creating stark appearances and allowing visitors...

Destination Christmas in London!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in ARTICLES

The festive period is perhaps the best time of year to visit the capital city. From the magical Winter Wonderland that dominates Hyde Park to the dazzling decorative lights down Oxford Street, there’s no denying that London has Christmas spirit. And judging by the photographs recently released by the Museum of London, the Christmas spirit isn’t something to have arrived in recent years. This is a festive Selfridges 60 years ago. The photograph is one of a collection of images released by the Museum of London, captured by Henry Grant, depicting Christmas in the capital in the 1950s and 1960s. This snap, along with 11 others, showing scenes such...

Miyako Ishiuchi

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in ARTICLES

The ghostly image of a translucent and decaying girl’s dress, frozen in time, unsettles you. The dress, floaty and sepia-toned is all that is left of a childhood innocence, yet half of its peter pan collar and sleeves are missing: the visible and harrowing scars of Hiroshima. Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako captures some of the horror of the 1945 atomic bomb in her major exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery, by photographing the tattered garments that were worn by the victims. The haunting clothes, photographed against bright light, illuminates the loosening thread which holds memory, mortality, suffering and the passage of time, together. The focus is on the intricate...

The Affordable Art Fair

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in ARTICLES

The Battersea Affordable Art Fair opened its doors to the public this weekend, welcoming  thousands of people. From the 24th to the 27th of October, the Battersea Evolution housed collections from more than 100 different galleries, in order for the general public to view and buy pieces all of which were priced £40 to £4,000. The AAF originates from back in 1996, when one man, Will Ramsay, decided that contemporary art was fairly out of reach for those who did not have stacks of money. He opened ‘Will’s Art Warehouse’, where he was able to offer pieces ranging from £50 to £2,500. After 3 years of increasing interest, the...