SURRENDER AFTER by JEAN-FRANCOIS CARLY

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50 BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS: Having made his name in international fashion photography, as a fashion film director and through solo and group exhibitions, Jean-François is showing a highly personal collection of large scale, stylized black and white photographs.

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For the past three years, he has pushed his own boundaries in both subject choice and technique, photographing people nude on their own beds in their own space. His subjects and collaborators are friends and individuals he met at parties and social gatherings, most of them part of the East London social scene.

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Jean-François’ understanding of form and light and his very personal compositions have created beautiful images that celebrate the natural and sensual quality of the human body, showing both the individual’s fragility and strength. Taking an approach that is not meant to be titillating, shocking or obscene, they abandon themselves to the camera without any fear of voyeurism or awkwardness. Shot on black and white film, the portraits convey a beautiful depth and a connection with their subjects in a traditionally classical way.

Photographic Exhibition at
Forge & Co Gallery / 154 Shoreditch High Street London E1 6HD

 20 February     -     March 4

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