Sunday, April 08, 2007

Visit: National Portrait Gallery

On Saturday 7th April 2007 I had the great pleasure of meeting Lance Corporal JOHNSON BEHARRY VC in Brixton, South London. I was so exited to met him but the same time to shy to ask him if I could picture of him, instead I just shook his hand and congratulated him being soldier he must be irritated the constant congratulation from people like me.

The previous day I was at the National Portrait Gallery, next to Trafalgar square looking Four Corners:

Through portraiture, the Four Corners project celebrates London's richness through the perspective of some of its many different cultures.
National Portrait Gallery

And Faith and Church: Portraits by Don McCullin:

This display of ten newly commissioned photographs is the latest in a sequence that previously charted the health sector and the field of telecommunications. At a time when questions of faith and community come under close scrutiny, Don McCullin's portraits focus on the leaders and senior representatives of the major faiths in the UK. McCullin, internationally recognised as one of the greatest of British photographers, brings his incisive eye and his mastery of light to capture his subjects in locations that reflect their spiritual lives. Sitters include the Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan Williams, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks, Dr Syed Aziz Pasha, General-Secretary of the Union of Muslim Organisations, and Reverend Esme Beswick, the first black woman to become a President of the Churches Together in England.
National Portrait Gallery

And Individuals: 20 portraits from the Gap Collection:

Born as a small clothes shop on Ocean Avenue in San Francisco in 1969, 'the Gap' expanded to become the number one retail shop in America with over three thousand outlets worldwide. In 1988, the company launched the latest of its advertising campaigns - 'Individuals of Style' - bold black and white photographs of famous faces wearing Gap items, combined with their own clothes to create a portrait of each individual's personal style. Using the world's leading photographers and now shot occasionally in colour, the campaign continues today.
National Portrait Gallery

When I found portrait of Lance Corporal JOHNSON BEHARRY VC portrait by Emma Wesley.

Unfortunately I did not have enough money to see Face of Fashion:

Face of Fashion focuses on the portraits of five outstanding fashion photographers from Europe and America: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti. It is the first exhibition of its kind, celebrating the innovation and diversity of current fashion portraiture.

In the contemporary fashion world, models, actors, musicians and designers frequently swap places. The exhibition highlights the relationship between fashion and celebrity and illustrates the extraordinary intimacy that often develops between photographer and subject. The exhibition is curated by Susan Bright and the installation is designed by David Adjaye.
National Portrait Gallery
The main attraction of Face of Fashion is my favorite model and former fellow Riddlesdown high school student Kate Moss.

1 comment:

  1. Photographers control the camera and lens to "expose" the light recording material (such as film) to the required amount of light to form a "latent image" (on film) or "raw file" (in digital cameras) which, after appropriate processing, is converted to a usable image. Digital cameras use an electronic image sensor based on light-sensitive electronics such as charge-coupled device (CCD) or complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) technology. The resulting digital image is stored electronically, but can be reproduced on paper or film.