05 November 2015
Some photographers are inspirational and others are beyond inspirational – you know that even if you practice photography for another hundred years, you will never be in the same league. And then there’s Anderson and Low ...
Recently honoured by the Society with the prestigious award of Honorary Fellowship, Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low gave a magnificent presentation of their work at the Photographers’ Gallery last night.
From a Chinese Gymnasium to the set of Spectre – via the 2012 Olympics, architectural abstracts, Windsor, Taiwanese surfers, the city of mines, the quasi-cartoons of Manga and more – the audience not only enjoyed the duo’s spectacular images, but heard the creative thoughts and philosophy that inform their photography, including ingenious references to the great masters
Their work is housed in the most significant museums and galleries world-wide and has been described as “ground-breaking”, “shattering the boundaries” and forcing us “to rethink the definition of photography” – we think that they have both shaken and stirred the photographic world.
The work of Anderson and Low can be seen on their website; books are available from the Photographers’ Gallery and if you want a real treat ... their Spectre images go under the hammer at Phillips on Friday. Hmmmm, the London Blogger might be taking a detour via Berkeley Square ...
There were plenty of photographs taken last night, but until we receive one at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re just having to make do with a rather shaky iPhone snap - apologies.
In other news ...
Don’t forget the launch of Urbanicity tonight at the Idea Store and the official closing party of Capital Exposure Week tomorrow at the Magic Gallery.