Quick folks! You’ve just got time to catch this rare beauty of an exhibition before it turns to dust and disappears.
Capturing an age of fashion revolution and cultural upheaval, Somerset House is hosting an exhibition by photographer, Jim Lee, the original wild child of fashion photography who has collaborated with some of the most iconic designers of our time including Valentino and Alexander McQueen.
‘Arrested’ brings together a collection of images, films and memorabilia spanning Lee’s 50 year career. Starting out by photographing bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Beatles, Jim Lee rose to fame in the ’60s as a fashion photographer of a different genre, working with designers such as Gianni Versace, Ossie Clark and YSL. Power to the man who has a close working relationship to this day with Anna Wintour, she of the bob and dark glasses and mighty power.
Lee has also worked on many TV advertising campaigns for brands such as Aquascutum and Elizabeth Arden and still works on commissions. His blend of natural portraiture meets motion sets him apart and Lee still continues to push artistic boundaries and court controversy.
The exhibition coincides with the release of a book of the same name ‘Jim Lee: Arrested’ published by Ammonite Press and written by Peter York, a close friend of Lee.
Opening hours: 16 May – 5 June 2012, daily from 10.00 to 18.00
Address: Somerset House, East Wing Galleries, Strand, London WC2R 1LA