Must-See: Phil Griffin Exhibition

If you’re seeking art in the city before things get too festive, I’ve got just the thing. The enormously talented photographer Phil Griffin has a new exhibition opening at the Brownsword Hepworth Gallery and I can’t wait to check it out.

Image Credit @ Phil Griffin

One of the best things about being a makeup artist is all the talented people you get to work alongside over the years. From actors to models, artists, hair stylists, designers and photographers to name but a few, I’ve been lucky enough to work with, and become friends with, the best of the best. One of those talents is Phil Griffin, a multidisciplinary artist, photographer and filmmaker. If you’re in London over the next month, get down to the Brownsword Hepworth Gallery to see his exhibition, Unseen Icons by Phil Griffin: 25 Years in Film & Photography.

Image Credit @ Phil Griffin

Unseen Icons by Phil Griffin: 25 Years in Film & Photography

Phil’s unique career path has meant that he brings something really unique to his photography work. Through his work in the entertainment industry he has formed close relationships with many of his sitters, which shows in the intimate shots on display at the exhibition. His subjects have included Diana Ross, Amy Winehouse, Jon Bon Jovi, Adele, Sir Paul McCarney and HRH Princes Charles and William.

‘To me, a good photograph is never taken – but given. My job was to make myself available to capture these moments of stillness from each of my collaborators, so each portrait is a moment of pure truth and self-expression. My aim is to use these works to further the conversation about wellbeing in the arts and entertainment industry.’

Phil Griffin

The exhibition is the first step of a wider project that aims to promote the wellbeing of young people through art and expression. A proportion of the proceeds will be donated to support The Princes Trust & Amy Winehouse Foundation programs.

Catch the exhibition at the Brownsword Hepworth Gallery, 15 Walton Street, SW3 2HX between 24 October and 23 November 2018.

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