BRASSAïPARIS PHOTO SPECIAL FEATURE Nov 11, 2015
Brassai, “The man from Brasso”, the Hungary university town where he was raised, was born Gyula Halasz. He studied art in Budapest and then in Berlin. Son of a university professor who taught French, he had come to Paris first as a small boy, and stayed for a year with his father. The attitude of simple wonder never left him, and regardless of subject matter his astonished eye is one of the constant elements in his work. He returned to Paris in 1923, ‘mild, with protuberant eyes and wearing the costume of the ordinary,’ and was drawn to the neighborhood of Montparnasse in particular. He prowled the streets, commenting “My camera sees all different kinds of people and with impartiality fixes them on the negative. Whatever I see and feel about people the camera sees”. In this way he managed to capture something profound about the many personalities that he encountered. He talked of “a time, a place, a moment when a certain picture is possible and how if one fails then, one can no longer return to recapture it”.
BRUCE BERNARDPHOTO LONDON - SPECIAL FEATURE 21-24 May
Michael Hoppen Gallery will be exhibiting work from 16 artists
“For me a real photograph is an image mechanically contrived or conceived by its taker in such a way that it mysteriously becomes a potent fact in its own right - though only with the help of things just beyond his perception or control. It is also like any other proper picture in that nothing can be either added or taken away from it without diminishing it.” – Bruce Bernard
Bruce Bernard was both a leading curator and editor, he was also an extraordinary photographer in his own right, a fact recognised two years after his death, by Tate Britain, in their exhibition ‘Bruce Bernard: Photographs of Painters’.
CARTES POSTALESNEW ONLINE EXHIBITION Apr 11, 2017
Showcasing the unique photo collages of Jan Dziackowski.Unique Photo Collage Mounted on Postcard by ArtistArtist Stamp on Verso in Ink14 x 9 cm (Each)© Jan DziackowskiALL AVAILABLE TO BUY ONLINE
Charles JonesSummer Show Jul 17, 2015
We have a small Charles Jones show on display on the middle floor for a limited time only. These wonderful unique gold toned silver gelatin prints are well worth a visit.
CHARLES JONESPHOTO LONDON - SPECIAL FEATURE 21-24 May
Charles Jones began his career as a gardener working on many private estates, notably at Ote Hall, in Sussex. Whilst renowned as a gardener within his own lifetime his career as a photographer remained unnoticed for another seventy-five years. In 1981, in Bermondsey antique market historian and photographic collector, Sean Sexton, plucked Charles Jones photographs from certain obscurity by buying a trunk that contained several hundred prints of his turn of the century photographs....