We are proud to celebrate the success of Oli Kellett’s photographs, which are currently hanging in the RA Summer Exhibition.
The images are from Oli’s recent Americas series. Centered around crossroads, they were shot over the period of 12 months in multiple American cities. With a shoestring budget, minimal kit, and many days spent walking the city streets. Oli found interesting vantage points – and patiently sat in wait, surveying the changing light and waiting for inspiring subjects to appear. None of what was captured is constructed for the camera, everything was captured in the moment.
The RA Summer Exhibition is the world’s oldest open submission exhibition. It has been held without interruption since 1769 and displays works in a variety of mediums and genres from emerging and established artists – with this special 250th-anniversary edition curated by Grayson Perry.
Everything that can be seen at the Summer Exhibition represents what is happening in the art world right now. New and recent art created by everyone from emerging artists to the biggest names in contemporary art and architecture. The Summer Exhibition continues in the tradition of showcasing a variety of work in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture, and film.
In a dark corner of TT Liquor, Shoreditch, Nigel takes portraits of real bartenders for Makers Mark new campaign ‘Make your Mark’.
The whole project was conceived to challenge the viewer into making their own mark.
Beate traveled to the Southern tip of Corsica to create these sun soaked visuals for Armani.
The whole shoot took place from the front deck of a yacht moored off shore. Despite stormy seas and Dior bottles slipping around more than silk on skin, everything was captured on location – quite a feat!
– Beate –
“The challenges were the overall condition of the weather because it was very windy any reflectors and cards had to be handheld otherwise they would have been blown out to sea!”
The dream-like quality surrounding these images is based on that of Sandro Botticelli’s painting titled ‘The Spring’.
Models and product were captured in the studio using vast diffusers to caress the skin and highlight the shoes form.
FUN new work from Marco Walker! The upbeat spring/summer atmosphere comes straight from the sands of Santa Monica.
Marco uses a candid style from the colourful beach house and with flowing garments the team captured power in nature and spirit.
Guy readies his lens for the fastest women in a wheelchair, Hannah Cockroft MBE.
Guy’s new collaborative project with Hannah focusses on her power and strength. The series was conceived to showcase her suitability for sponsors, the likes of Adidas who in the past have overlooked disabled athletes.
Oli was awarded a winner in the hugely competitive ‘Personal Work’ category at the PDN for this series exploring people at crossroads.
Drawing inspiration from some of the pioneers for Chicago street photography; Harry Callahan and Ray Metzker, his new collection continues the long tradition of documenting people within urban environments. The series was shot over a 12 month period across multiple US cities; LA, Miami, San Francisco, Chicago, New Orleans, Houston, New York and Atlanta.
With his shoestring budget, Oli stayed in hostels and spent his days walking the city streets with a minimal kit, to discover the subtle differences between people and places. Driven by the endless chance and a prevalent political crossroads for the American people.
We are all looking forward to the ceremony on the 25th June!
Marco takes his love for the hyper-real to Bombay Beach Biennale!
The collage created out of life-size cutouts is symbolic of the rich history of Bombay Beach and the Salton Sea, which in its heyday was a glamorous Hollywood destination.
Today, due to an environmental catastrophe that polluted the lake, almost overnight the town went from boom to bust making it feel almost like a post-apocalypic disaster zone
Elise draws performances out of her models for this series titled ‘Chanel I Love You’.
It focuses on the craft and beauty of Chanel jewellery, sitting juxtaposed by the provocative and high energy characters.
Peter was commissioned by Gala for a series of images to accompany an article on the trending use of animal essences in perfume.
To embody the rich and musky smells, Peter and his team designed a small set and layered it with cut leather strips of different colours. The colour combinations were picked to compliment the perfume notes & colouring.