Taylor Wessing Portrait Exhibition...Last Chance!

February 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Just before Christmas Sophie and I went to London with a friend for a spot of shopping and to catch a show (Shrek which was brilliant!!). While we where there I was able to find a few hours to visit the National Portrait Gallery and view the Exhibition for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.
 
The Exhibition closes this week (12th February) and I would urge anyone who has the chance to visit in the last few days to do so. The chance to view these portraits in the flesh, printed and displayed in a gallery such as the NPG was a really wonderful experience. There is even a chance to enjoy a last minute guided tour of the Exhibition on the Evening of 10th February at 19:00 led by curator and critic Camilla Brown.
 
Details of the exhibition and the remaining tour information can be found here:
The images that are displayed are all brilliant, not in some cases for any specific technical ability (although some are clearly masterful works of photographic technique) but because each and every one of them conveys a story to the viewer. Sometimes it is a scene of tenderness and love, in others the aim is to make the viewer question the scene or the sitters place within it. This for me is the real heart of good portraiture, the viewer has to be drawn in and engaged by the image.

While the average family are not going to want highly experimental or time consuming portraits the need for images to capture the feeling and mood of a moment is vital to all portraits. This was the inspiration for our "A Day to Remember" shoots, we want every family to be able to have memorable and timeless images that bring back the feeling of the day they where taken every time they are looked at. To find out more please visit:
www.alexknightphotography.com/a-day-to-remember
 

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