1 / 11       Gavin Bond, Legs, 2014. Photography ,40x60 inches.
2 / 11       © Nicolas Guerin.
3 / 11       David Lachapelle, Celebrity gleam, 2002. Chromogenic print, 151x114,5 cm.
4 / 11       Simon Emmett, Heidi 2, 2011. Digital C-Type, Semi Matt, Fuji Crystal Archive Paper, 100x75 cm.
5 / 11       Douglas Kirkland, Marylin Monroe, 1961.
6 / 11       Rosie Huntington, Whiteley by Greg Williams.
7 / 11       Frederic Aranda, Untitled, 2015. Photograph printed on C-Type archival and mounted on dibond (aluminium), 40x30 inches.
8 / 11       Vincent Peters, Laetitia Casta, 72x90 cm.
9 / 11       Mario Testino, Kate Moss in Blue Cafe, 2005. Light-jet Digital C-Print, 60x50 cm.
10 / 11       Frederic Aranda, Untitled, 2015. Photograph printed on C-Type archival and mounted on dibond (aluminium), 40x30 inches.
11 / 11       Vincent Peters, Charlize, New York, 2008. Archival prints on baryth paper, 112x90 cm.

Raw Footage

In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, Opera Gallery London presents Raw Footage, a group photography exhibition focusing on the meeting point between editorial and fine art photography, with a gaze tuned towards the body as a tool for both consumerism and sensuality.
Exhibiting works by world-renowned fashion photographers including Mario Testino, David Lachapelle, Paul Solomons, Frederic Aranda and Gerard Rancinan, among others, Raw Footage explores the evolution of fashion photography from the selling of a garment to the manufacturing of an idealized reality. While historically portraiture was used as a way to record and document our existence, fashion photography and its incorporation of the celebrity have become indeed tools to define our contemporary aesthetic, consumer mentality and collective creativity. By presenting a garment or lifestyle as a commercial product, fashion photographers and their collaborators – designers, stylists, models and viewers alike – have adopted the highest level of credibility as disseminators of a moment in cultural history. And it's on this aspect which the exhibition will focus on.
Curated by Jean‐David Malat, the exhibition will be on display at Opera Gallery London from July 1st to 18th, 2015.

Raw Footage
Opera Gallery London, 134 New Bond Street - London (UK)
1 – 18 July 2015

opening times: from Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am - 7.00 pm | Sunday & PH, 12.00 pm - 5.00 pm admission fee: free entry
info: www.operagallery.com

published on 2015-06-21 in NEWS / EXHIBITIONS


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