Flying saucers (hooray!), giant bumblebees, crystal galleons & Monty Python. Tim Walker's Story Teller is extravagant, playful, silly and everything you would expect from the king of twee. Some beautiful images if you can get through the fluff. Very stern staff mind! I would have loved to share my favourites but no photography was allowed. Maybe this link will work?
What the heck is going on here? Let me summarise to the best of my understanding: Henri Cartier-Bresson says that black & white photography is the perfect medium and cannot be bettered. A select group of contemporary photographers, working in colour yet influenced by the ethos of the 'decisive moment', are exhibited alongside ten of Cartier-Bresson's outstanding monochrome street photographs. Yet aside from a few fantastic pictures by Joel Meyerowitz and Fred Herzog mostly everything else is a bit 'meh'. Henri wins.
An absolute must see. What I love about this exhibition is the variety of photographers with work on display; from photojournalists to students. Anyone can enter. All it takes is a captivating image.
What a difference between William & Harry's official 21st birthday portraits!
Photographs and magazine covers from 1947 to 1963. Heartwarming but bittersweet and far too many favourites to link here.
This exhibition was fabulous (& I'm so glad because we walked for an hour to get to it due to me being too tight to pay for a tube ticket!). Bob Willoughby was the first "outsider" stills photographer to be let on set by the studios to document behind the scenes of this glamorous age. Gene Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, James Dean - all the greats are represented here. A print will set you back a couple of thousand pounds though!