Metropolis Studios hosts “Unseen Works” by pioneering “Wet Collodion” photographer Sebastian Edge Including The Radiohead Portrait Series
Exhibition launches October 13th
Critically acclaimed music photographer, Sebastian Edge, will present an exhibition of “Unseen Works” including The Radiohead Portrait Series at London’s Metropolis Studios from October 13th.
Edge, who runs the North London Darkroom, is a leading exponent of the 19th century Wet Collodion photographic process. Using sheets of treated glass in place of film in the camera, the process is far removed from modern day methods. The process is long and arduous, with all the images shot by his hand built Hurricane camera (so named after the great storm of 1987 which its Chestnut frame is made from). The camera will be displayed at the launch event at Metropolis Studios on October 13th.
Having set up North London Darkroom in Tottenham in 2012 a place for the progressive photographers to have access to specialist darkroom facilities, it is possibly the best space in London for archival Black and White printing. It is this distinctive method that led to Edge working with Radiohead in 2011.
Edge explains “In January 2011, I received a call from Radiohead HQ, they’d heard about a photographer that was making pictures with this early Victorian process, with a camera built from Hurricane timber, and wondered if I was still making pictures having disappeared from the music scene for a while.”
He continues, “Within a few weeks I arrived at their studio and spent two separate days making the pictures for their King Of Limbs campaign. A day in the woods and a day at their studio. Colin, loved it, being a photographer himself. And after a while I think they realised these weren’t just photos they are works of hard crafted art and as analogue and as hands on as it could possibly get!”
As Sebastian’s portrait shot became familiar to millions of fans, what we didn’t see was the result of the other pictures the band sat for but were not released to the public. Until now.
Now, 5 years on, the exhibition will provide a unique and rare opportunity for die-hard Radiohead appreciators to own original art prints of the band, in an exclusive edition of just three 8-foot-long portrait sets.
In addition to the Radiohead image, Edge will also show further images including band photos of The Arthur Brothers, Mars Volta as well as a series of images entitled Studies Of Metropolis.
A portion of funds raised through the exhibition will go to support Proactiva Open Arms, a NGO from Badalona (Barcelona, Spain) who are dedicated to saving lives in the sea (most recently helping refugees that arrive to the Greek coast).
“Unseen Works by Sebastian Edge”
The Power House
70 Chiswick High Road
October 13th at 5pm – Private Viewing & Launch Event
October 14th onwards – Invite Only
1. Radiohead (unseen portraits) 2011
2. Radiohead press photo 2011
3. James T Model Ford 2009 (1920's-2013)
4. Sound Mirror
5. The Arthur brothers
6. Herman dune 2008
7. John Robb 2009
8. Peter and Heather Broderick 2008
9. Mars Volta 2009
10. Studies Of Metropolis *shot with a long exposure camera
Contact prints from 18x22" Wet Collodion glass negative, printed on Silver Gelatine paper will be available.
Portraits of Radiohead at the studio in Abingdon 2011 edition of 3
Giant Wet Collodion 1:1 Scale Hand Printed by the Photographer, Contact prints from the original Glass negatives to Archival Silver Gelatin paper at North London Darkroom
£14,700 unframed 640x2390
£15,000 framed 740x2490
About Sebastian Edge
Sebastian Edge (B.1981 Kent, England) is an Artist who works primarily with the wet collodion process. He made his main camera, an 18 x 22 inch monorail camera, from wood sourced from fallen trees of the hurricane of 1987.
In 2003 Sebastian enrolled on the Photography BA Degree at the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Maidstone. He continued to build and experiment with cameras. After a short stint working as an engineer in the West End, Sebastian enrolled on a Masters Degree in Photography and apprenticed to the Wet Collodion photographer Seán MacKenna.
In 2011 Sebastian made imagery for Radiohead’s album “The King of Limbs”. Later that year he began construction of The North London Darkroom. The North London Darkroom (N.L.D) is shared with other photographers who are part of a new generation of photographers & printmakers.
He regularly works on commissions and assignments in his distinctive photographic style and is based in London.
For further information and images please contact
Stuart Bennett – Deacon Communications
020 3735 6479
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