Another new London exhibition worth your attention. A Hard Man is Good to Find!at The Photographers’ Gallery is a brilliant little history lesson of queer photography of the male physique, surveying the years when making or distributing imagery of male nudity was illegal in the UK.
Centred on key areas of London – Highgate, Chelsea, Brixton, Pimlico, Portobello, Euston, Soho – it explores some of the ways that photographers would go about scouting modelling subjects. For example, a concentration of fit young males around the army barracks of Pimlico would result in images of partially uniformed men, including some fabulous styling. (more…)
Looking forward to this upcoming sales exhibition at The Photographer’ Gallery. I met Dafydd Jones at a Burberry show a couple of years ago, when his work was part of the Here We Are exhibition. What a lovely chap! He has taken pictures of posh partying Brits for the likes of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The Sunday Telegraph for decades, and his Instagram is a really great peek into his archive. (more…)
If you watched the film Carol, and enjoyed Cate Blanchett’s red swishy coats, poised gestures and stolen glances through rain-streaked windows, then you might like to know where the inspiration came from. Saul Leiter was one of the great American street photographers, capturing cinematic scenes from the sidewalks of New York in delicious Kodachrome, back when colour photography was the height of unfashionability. (more…)