‘What interests me is the now; you must find something in each day to delight you.’ Jacques Henri Latigue
This exhibition, at hug - Gallery for International Photography, showcases the work of both internationally established masters and lesser-known contemporary photographers spanning the past 70 years. An exhibition that aims to achieve a show packed full of contemporary vitality and classical grandeur.
Bob Willoughby’s black and white images capture intimate moments, such as Sophie Loren playfully ruffling the young Elvis Presley’s hair and photographs of a strikingly vivacious Audrey Hepburn.
Powerful music portraits of Jimi Hendrix and Bob Dylan by Elliott Landy and of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles by John ‘Hoppy’ Hopkins sit in dramatic contrast, to the glamorous sepia toned portraits of Cornel Lucas. Whose photographs celebrate a sophisticated Lauren Bacall, a spectacularly chic Marlene Dietrich and a young coquettish Brigitte Bardot.
The contemporary genre is represented by images as diverse as: the life-size mystical pinhole portraits of Christopher Bucklow, the intimate colour images of Chino Otsuka, dramatic panoramic landscape photograph by Chrystel Lebas and the austere colour large-scale interiors of Jason Oddy.
The work of many more photographers will be represented in this show.