Thursday, 21 August 2008

No Shit

If you live or work London, you may be aware of The Photographer's Gallery in Great Newport street. Walking in there can be a bit random, sometimes you'll see beautiful photos of shit, and on occasion shit photos. The last exhibition or two haven't been to my taste at all, but I popped in this Luchtime and both galleries had some really interesting photos.

There are two exhibitions on. In number 5 there is an exhibition of Danny Treacy's work: Them. This has been fairly well publicised in the photography magazines and is well worth having a look at. Danny has scoured the land looking for discarded clothing and then re-fashioned them into outfits and photographed them on himself. The pictures in the magazines and on the net don't do them justice. In the gallery the prints are larger then life size and look pretty damn good.

After you have looked at "Them" and maybe had a tea and a cake in the gallery tuck shop, you might want to wander into number 8 and have a look at the exhibition: Fashion in the Mirror: This is a fairly broad collection of photographs from fashion photographers with luminaries like Avedon, Helmut Newton, Mario Testino and Steven Meisel. The Meisel work is layed out in a box down the centre of the gallery with the spread open pages of the magazine they were commisioned for, but there are also many fine prints on the walls. I was particularly pleased to see one of Harry Peccinoti's prints up large on the wall.

The exhibitions are only on until September the 14th so run down there now and take a look. You won't regret it. (Click on the images for more info)

1 comment:

  1. David & I popped in there a few weeks ago. I have to say I thought Danny Treacy's work fell into the "shite" category - I just didn't see the point.

    But I enjoyed the fashion gallery. But that's just me...