The Little Black Gallery is proud to present GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS!
The show includes more than 50 pictures by some of the world’s greatest photographers of gorgeous girls including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Linda Evangelista, Jerry Hall, Shalom Harlow, Eva Herzigova, Kristen McMenamy, Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer, Stephanie Seymour, Dita Von Teese, Christy Turlington, and Rachel Weisz.
Mike Figgis is the renowned director and writer, most famous for his 1996 film ‘Leaving Las Vegas’ which was nominated for four Academy Awards. He has since worked on the cutting edge of creative digital filmmaking and photography, where he pushes the boundaries by experimenting with different textures and formats.
Patrick Lichfield (1939-2005) was an internationally renowned photographer who worked for all the major magazines, exhibited worldwide, and published several books during his career. The National Portrait Gallery dedicated a retrospective exhibition to the first twenty years of his work in 2002. His great break was when he was summoned by Diana Vreeland, the doyenne of fashion editors, to photograph the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and given a five year contract with American Vogue. In 1981 he was appointed official photographer at the wedding of his cousin, The Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer.
Vee Speers, an Australian artist who has lived in Paris for more than 20 years, has created edgy photos that play with seduction, sensuality and femininity. The photographs have been printed using a hand-rendered Fresson charcoal process which gives a more authentic, painterly quality to the images.
Vee Speers was born in Australia and has lived in Paris since 1990. Her timeless portraits, including 'The Birthday Party', have been exhibited and published worldwide and are part of many private and museum collections including the Elton John Collection, Michael Wilson Collection, DZ Bank, Museum 21C Kentucky, George Eastman House, Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Clerici Collection Italy. Speers has published two books: Bordello with a foreword by Karl Lagerfeld (Ear Books, 2005), and The Birthday Party (Dewi Lewis, 2008).
Marco Glaviano (b 1942) is one of the most famous names in the fashion industry sought after by all the supermodels from Cindy Crawford to Eva Herzigova. He has photographed more than 500 magazine covers for American Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Elle and other leading titles. He has shot campaigns for L’Oreal, Valentino, Revlon, Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani, and Calvin Klein. He has published ten books, and had nine solo exhibitions in New York, San Francisco, Milan, Palermo, and Capri.
He has been the leading pioneer of digital photography becoming the first to publish the first ever digital photograph in American Vogue in 1982. His photographs are highly collectable and hung in some of the world’s leading museums and private collections. He also designed and founded Pier 59 in New York, still recognised as the most important and well-known photo studio in the world.
Bob Carlos Clarke was born in Cork, Ireland in 1950, and came to England in 1964 to study art and design at The West Sussex College of Art where he developed an interest in photography. He then went on to The London College of Printing, before completing his degree at the Royal College of Art in 1975. He worked in almost every sphere of photography, winning numerous awards for his high-profile advertising campaigns, recognition for his photojournalism and portraits of celebrities, and international acclaim from collectors of fine prints. He died in 2006.
Described as "one of the great photographic image-makers of the last few decades" by Terence Pepper, Curator of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, this exhibition gives the public and collectors a rare opportunity to view and buy unique Bob Carlos Clarke photographs. All the pictures have been chosen by his widow Lindsey Carlos Clarke from the extensive archives. Many are handcoloured, distressed, or were printed once and then left unseen until now.