Sunday, 15 August 2010

Jason Bell: An Englishman in New York

I picked up the paper today and saw a great article that ticks all my boxes.

New york. Photography. Britishness. People. Portraiture.

The article and interview discussed Jason Bell's photography exhibition at The National Portrait Gallery (from 24th August), showcasing his beautiful imagery of british people/celebrities who have moved to New York to fulfil their childhood dream.

Sitters include the likes of Kate Winslet, Jana Kennedy, Hamish Bowles, Sean Kavanagh-Dowsett (an englishman, who looks slightly italian) who owns A Salt and Battery fish 'n' chip shop and the Tea and Sympathy cafe. It was in this specific cafe that Bell was working in, on a shoot and thought of the ideas surrounding British people moving to the 'capital of the world' and decided to pursue this through his photography, resulting in this exhibition. From the images in the newspaper, the exhibition looks like it's going to be exceptional.

1 comment:

Marian said...

that image is incredible.