Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Exhibition - Cartier-Bresson and Tim Walker photography

After a lovely work meeting in London last week, I took the opportunity to check out two photography exhibitions at Somerset House. They are both running until the 27th January, so not long left... and the bonus is they are both free!

Cartier-Bresson - A Question of Colour
Explores the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and his love of black and white photography, never really embracing the world of colour. The exhibition shows the work of 14 international photographers who have adopted Bresson's style of capturing the moment whilst adding their own twist. And most of whom have embraced colour photography.

To find out more about Melanie Einzig's striking photo click here.

Walking into this exhibition you instantly become part of the theatre and extravagance of Tim Walker 's photography and vision. Tim Walker is a fashion photographer who has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry from Stella McCartney to Vogue to Vanity Fair. He often uses huge props juxtaposed with the models, and the exhibition includes these oversized props as you can see below. This, in effect, brings you closer to the photography... which without them could almost seem too fantastical. To see more of Tim Walker's amazing photography go to his website here or click this link for more photos from the exhibition. 

I loved these two exhibitions, they are so completely different in their styles - one 'shooting from the hip', one so staged and theatrical yet both telling stories in their own alluring way. I recommend you get along to these before they finish on the 27th January! And let me know what you think...

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