The Chrysler, 2014, by Anja Niemi. Photo: © Anja Niemi courtesy of The Little Black Gallery
Photo London takes over the city, perhaps following the success of the unbeatable Paris Photo, but nonetheless with a huge potential to capture and amaze. Here’s a few great gems spotted we can’t help but share.
Michael Benson, director of Candlestar and one of the co-founders of Photo London, said that it would ‘utterly transform the photography audience’. The first edition of this new photography fair runs throughout the weekend, showcasing everything from vintage prints to contemporary work from more than 70 photography galleries from Britain and beyond. With big names such as Sebastião Salgado and Rut Blees Luxemburg, and classics that steal the show like Diana Arbus, Richard Avedon, Francesca Woodman and Horst P. Horst, among others.
This French photographer works with images he finds and the cyanotype technique. Image: Will Eat for Food (2013), Thomas Mailaender. Photo: Courtesy Roman Road, © Thomas Mailaender.
He took thousands of images, but the photos the artist chose to exhibit are the ones which show his subjects relaxed and responsive; sharing with him in the making of the picture. Untitled, from the series On a Good Day, c. 1975-1980, Al VANDENBERG. Photo: © Al VANDENBERG.
Lindqvist’s ominous landscapes look like an illusion, moving back and forth from reality and the imagination. Untitled 3, from the series ‘Neighbours’, 2013, Martina Lindqvist. Photo: © Martina Lindqvist, Courtesy of The Photographers’ Gallery
Robert Toren’s mock-up of Imogen Cunningham’s portrait of Frida Kahlo. Photo: ©Robert Toren
Rothen specialises in photography that creates fragmented, romantic settings through ethereal and sexy people and moments. Image: Untitled #2 (From the series Boat Girl) (2005), Marianna Rothen. Photo: © Marianna Rothen
Fiona’s drawings read more as photographs, and her photographs as drawings. Antarctica People, 2010, Fiona Struengmann. Courtesy of A.I. Photo: © Fiona Struengmann
Enoc Perez adds hand painted and cut collaged forms to both obscure and enhance pictures of minimally dressed women. Enoc Perez, Selected Cut-Outs (2014-2015). Photo: Courtesy Danziger Gallery, New York
A classic, Diane Arbus. Happy to see more rare works from her collecion. Photo: Young couple on a bench in Washington Square Park, N.Y.C. (1965). Photo: © The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery, London
Considered one of the world’s leading architectural photographers. Robert Polidori. ”Cadre Vide, Chateau de Versailles” 1985
There is perhaps no better testimony of the early 90s supermodel era. Image: Herb Ritts, Christy in White, Los Angeles (1988). Photo: Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York/Zurich
English post-war photographer, most famous for his documentation of the children of Southam Street. Roger Mayne. ”Girl Jiving” 1957. Copyright Estate of Roger Mayne
The generous display of works by Horst P. Horst, Walker Evans, Richard Avedon and Henri Cartier-Bresson at Robert Klein gallery are unmissable. Image: Horst P. Horst, Vogue 1942. Photo: Courtesy Bernheimer Fine Art, Lucerne/Munich
Photo London takes place at Somerset House from 21 to 24 May 2015.