Monday, 9 November 2009

These are a selection of my favourite images currently on show at The National Portrait Gallery. They are some of the winners from the Taylor Wessing Prize, which will forever be known as the Kobal prize to me.
I have always enjoyed this exhibition, it is neither too showy nor does it try to be too clever. The above images are a fairly staple diet for the entrants, I have had to print screen to get hence the smallness, if you click on the image I am sure you will see it large enough to see the artist's name too.

these two images however are a more recent departure. I suspect they were always there, just not short listed.
I really am starting to love this genre of photography,and even more pleased that this whole genre is still alive and kicking. I thought it was not allowed that you could take random images of the public, but a student has tracked down a copy of the privacy law and it seems you are, as long as you take the photograph in a public place.
So long live the candid shot.

1 comment:

materfamilias said...

If I lived in/near London, I'd be at the NPG at least monthly, if not weekly. Since I don't, thanks for a quick peek . . .I love the variety of responses to the concept of portraiture, such a flexible, fascinating genre!