Happy new year! This is my first post of the year and what an amazing one to start with. As you know, I absolutely love photography and I adore David Gandy and with the help of the talented Rich Hardcastle, 'Mr Detective Man' combines the two - so what's not to love!
The exhibition was held in the intimate and chic Mead Carney gallery in Green Park. Which to my sister and I surprise is really close to where she works and where we usually hang-out. So I think I will definitely be visiting MC soon!
While walking through the exhibition I realised how amazing Rich Hardcastle's style of photography is, his talent to capture the moment and really tell the story in one single photograph is just beautiful. And of course I loved every shot because Gandy is the perfect model and actor for the role.
This shot reminds me of a classic M&S campaign, that I could easy see on billboards all around the UK. Also I am not too sure if you noticed the star embedded in Gandy's skin? - Very clever symbolism.
(Patch up) - Sickness and Wealth
I love how each photo has a deeper meaning and at first glance of this particular photograph, I immediately thought of the BBC drama 'Crimson Field'. However looking more closely I noticed the glass of alcohol (I presume) and the Krispy Kreme sign at the back; connoting a capitalism perhaps?
At first glance, I laughed at this photo as the first thing I noticed was a teddy bear on the table, with a cup on the side and a 'doctor' eating a sandwich! I mean this shot has to be a spoof of 'Spooks' or some other show TV crime drama right? (Also I love Gandy's stance, I am not too sure how he kept a straight and serious face but however he did, it definitely made a hell of a picture!)
"Rich Hardcastle brings excitement back into photography. His ideas are truly inspiringYou never quite know exactly what mad idea he has planned until you get to the shoot.
He's a true creative, a true artist."
- David Gandy
How beautiful is this shot! I am just in love. It is so relaxed yet stylised - just perfect!
|This shot is so cute and I just love this, I mean this could definitely turn into a joke. How many grown men does it|
take to control a child?
Yet again, another beautifully mediated shot!
(Deadline) - Tempers Fudge It
This is another photography that is so powerful beyond words itself. I know everyone will have different perspectives of this picture but I think (in short) that it is about not having enough time (hence the clock on his right arm) and being hung out to dry.
(Finale) - Games with Real World Consequences
This was the final photography we saw and my sister and I decided this shot is our favourite - we have already planned where this picture would go in our house; if you were wondering it would be hung in our living room! I love this shot because it reminds me of one of my favourite characters, Luther and just like Gandy I believe Idris has a captivating and sophisticated charm. I also love how the building are turned upside down - a very nice touch!
I hope you enjoyed the pictures, as much as my sister and I did.
Unfortunately the exhibition is closed but you can see the rest of the photographs on their website.
Until next time lovelies,