‘Modern Masters’ in London


After Rodin XII, Eve after the Fall, 2016
© Erwin Olaf

In 1987, Robert Mapplethorpe photographed his friend Lisa Marie’s breasts from below so that they loom ominously above us, below a black sky. In 1991, Helmut Newton snapped a pair of models named Debra and Red canoodling on the lawn in Beverly Hills in the sunshine. In 2016, for his work ‘After Rodin XII, Eve after the Fall’, Erwin Olaf shot a portrait of a naked woman protecting her modesty in a bare concrete room; she looks down at the floor, and won’t meet our gaze. These ‘Modern Masters’ and others – Richard Avedon, Peter Beard, Robert Frank, Hiro, Sir Don McCullin, Irving Penn, Herb Ritts – are now on show at Hamiltons Gallery in a celebration of the very best of 20th and early-21st century photography.

More information at: Hamilton Gallery