Public Opening: 27th February 2013 – 30th March 2013
ROOK & RAVEN GALLERY
7 Rathbone Place,
London, W1T 1HN
Although Bill Wyman is known worldwide as a founding member of the Rolling Stones, his love of photography pre-dates and transcends even his musical career.
Over the past 50 years, Bill has built an epic archive of images, instinctively capturing his bandmates, friends and inner circle at ease, offering an intimate perspective of life on the road. Often poignant, playful, natural and un-posed – almost as if these images weren’t intended to be viewed by outsiders – one gets a sense that you are party to a private conversation, a warm moment between friends, or perusing a collection of personal family photographs …. whereas they actually offer a unique insight into the life of the biggest Rock ‘n’ Roll band in history.
However intimate and documenting these works are, Wyman’s artistic side is shown, conversely, through his beautiful landscape shots, where arresting stills of natural settings under soft focus, wildlife and opaque panoramas, are both sparse and sensitive, conveying Wyman’s sensibility as a photographer with a keen eye for the beauty of nature.
Now, for the first time in his career, and in conjunction with Rook & Raven Gallery, Wyman has allowed a select group of artists to rework some of his most significant images, where each artist will reshape the original photograph using their favoured medium.
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