Alasdair Mclellan*

Ellen Rogers*

Sybille Bergemann*

Joseph Szabo*
Winter is beautiful, but summer is better. Bike gangs, high school, bonfires on the beach, listening to Zappa on a transistor radio… Joseph Szabo’s cockle-warming photographs reminds me of the youth I never lived. Known for his representations of and the teenage experience, Joseph has a retrospective - Coming of Age in America - in 2012.  

Helena de Bragança*

Jean Paul Goude*
Illustrator, graphic designer, photographer and advertising film director.Conceived as a giant installation, Goudemalion features some of the multimedia artist’s most legendary works, like the photo of Azzedine Alaia as well as the memorable images of his muse,Grace Jones.Goude, who turned the doyenne of New York’s underground disco scene into an international superstar, considered himself Jones’ Pygmalion, hence the name of the show.+++


Alternative Fashion before Glossies exhibition*

It arose at the mid-80s, with the beginning of perestroika when the spirit of freedom which soared in the air provoked a great boost to the alternative culture concentrated at the junction of rock and squat club communities. The interaction of underground and avant-garde artists, musicians, punk, rock and New Wave subcultures gave birth to the format of performances that replaced fashion shows and often took place at the concerts and streets in the centre of the city and demonstrated the shocking combination of textures and cut. The exhibition presents about a hundred photographs created by Katya Filippova, Gosha Ostretsov, Alexander Petlyura, Andrey Bartenev, Katya Mikulskaya-Mosina, Katya Ryzhikova, Iren Burmistrova, the La Re duet, Bruno Birmanis.+++

Diane Arbus*

American photographer and writer noted for black-and-white square photographs of "deviant and marginal people (dwarfs, giants, transvestites, nudists, circus performers) or of people whose normality seems ugly or surreal." A friend said that Arbus said that she was "afraid... that she would be known simply as 'the photographer of freaks'"

Mathieu Cesar*

At the tender age of 24, Mathieu Cesar seems to have struck gold with his enigmatic black and white images. Capturing the cool and the interesting, from the worlds of music, fashion and the arts, as well as the hipster youth we all secretly long to be and (for some) love to hate. Cesar's Leica lens takes us beyond the mist of a seemingly familiar reality and steers us into a place that is intriguing, alluring and intimate.

His latest exhibition, “Palais Royal” at Joyce Gallery in the Palais Royal is a photographic tell-all in a way, a collection of the images he has captured day-to-day at work, at play.



Robert Mapplethorpe*

An American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and nude men. The frank homo eroticism of some of the work of his middle period triggered a more general controversy about the public funding of artworks.

Amy Arbus 1980-1990*   

Is a NYC based Photographer. She has published four books, including the award winning On the Street 1980-1990 and The Inconvenience of Being Born. The New Yorker called her most recent, The Fourth Wall, her masterpiece. 

Her photographs have appeared in over one hundred periodicals around the world, including New York Magazine, People, Dazed and Confused and NYC Times. Arbus' photographs are a seamless blend of fashion, portraiture and street theater.+++


Benjamin Alexander Huseby*


INCUBI et SUCCUBI: Book +Video by Lele Saveri*

Jack Smith (filmaker)*

Was an American filmmaker, actor, and pioneer of underground cinema. He is generally acclaimed as a founding father of American performance art, and has been critically recognized as a master photographer, though his photographic works are rare and remain largely unknown. Smith was one of the first proponents of the aesthetics which came to be known as 'camp' and 'trash', using no-budget means of production o create a visual cosmos heavily influenced by Hollywood kitsch, orientalism and with Flaming Creatures created drag culture as it is currently known.+++ 


Katsu Naito*

Naito took beautiful and powerful black and white portraits of trans sexworkers in the early nineties in New York’s legendary Meatpacking District+++

Karlheinz weinberger*

Swiss photographer(1921-2006).Started his carreer in the late 40ies/early 50ies when he started taking pictures for the first international homosexuals’ magazine «Der Kreis/Le Cercle» (The Circle), for which he worked under the alias “Jim”. In the late 50ies he started portraying the style of the “Halbstarke” (“half strongs” / greasers), a youth culture dominated by young men from the working-class, who where mixing elements of the fashion of the American pop culture figure of the “rebel” (which was especially associated with the biking culture of the time and male icons such as James Dean and Elvis) with their own ideas of a non-conformism and delinquent fashion. The book “Rebel Youth” published by Rizzoli in February brings together these pictures of the Swiss subculture of the sixties and is an awesome document not only of the stylistic playfulness and inventiveness of the early youth cultures, but also of Weinbergers “authentic” style.

The Fourth Sex: Adolescent Extremes


Matt Irwin
Matt Irwin’s career has been on an upward trajectory for some years now. With work published in the world’s premier fashion publications, the Dazed darling decided he was ready for another solo show. Some call it pure self-indulgence, others, artistic expression.
From his humble beginnings at Less Common – a fanzine he started while still studying
Raised as a Mormon, access to TV, magazines and any kind of visual stimulation was forbidden. The epiphany came in the form of George Michael’s ‘Too Funky’ video in 1992; as Irwin puts it: “the single most amazing thing I had ever seen”. Since his introduction to the supermodels; Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Christy et al, the references to that golden age of fashion are ever present in his work.

David Sims

David Sims is a British fashion photographer. Sims began by assisted photographers Robert Erdmann and Norman Watson, then went on to join photographer's agency M.A.P. and worked with a number of their clients. In 1993, 2000 and 2001 Sims signed one-year exclusive contracts to Harper's Bazaar (USA). He has photographed for W magazine, The Face, Arena, i-D, L'Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme Plus, Vogue Homme International, British Vogue and Dazed & Confused.


mert alas & marcus piggott

Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott are a duo of photographers more familiar called Mert & Marcus. Easier to remember. Mert is from Turkish origin and Marcus English. They are the current stars of the fashion photography. Everybody in the small world of fashion would do anything to get their pictures. Mert and Marcus work deeply with the light with visual results that often end up a little strange, disconnected of the reality, but of an incomparable beauty. 

Their work and style is heavily influenced and shaped by the photography of Guy Bourdin and also the use of digital manipulation which they have pioneered the use of. They have defined the look of the past decade and as a duo are one of the most respected and acclaimed photographers working today.+++ I love them!!!


Lee Cropper +++

British photographer.
Born in Devon, England.
Picked up a camera in 2006.
Now lives and works in London++++  kick ass!!