Category Archives: Photography

14Jan/19
Salvador Dalí and Gala Dalí with Artist Pavel Tchelitchew, photograph by Cecil Beaton, 1936. Courtesy of The Cecil Beaton Studio Archive, Sotheby’s

Cecil Beaton – Thirty From The 30s

A timely publication, given that Sir Cecil Beaton was born on this day, January 14 (1904), which also signals your last chance to go and see a visionary capsule collection of vintage portraits, focused entirely on the 1930s, by one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. Continue reading

12May/15
György Kepes, 1906-2001
Face Sculpture c.1939-1940, image: 352 x 273 mm
© estate of György Kepes. Image courtesy Wilson Centre for Photography.

György Kepes at Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool’s György Kepes exhibition only covers a small portion of this maverick artist and deep thinker’s output. The works selected were created in the handful of years following his emigration to the US in 1937, where he headed the Colour and Light department of the New Bauhaus School in Chicago, established by fellow Hungarian and Bauhaus professor László Moholy-Nagy. Continue reading

27Feb/15
Zita Elze Tatsuya Shirai_1805_wm

Picture Perfect: Photographing Floral Art

My recent involvement in a number of photo shoots with the talented Brazilian floral artist Zita Elze leads me to reflect on the synergistic partnership that can evolve between photographer and artist, the end result so clearly elevating what might have been a great picture to one that is sublime. Continue reading