PROUD GALLERIES PRESENTS BRIAN ARIS'S CELEBRATING GEORGE MICHAEL
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION + BOOK SIGNING
Dates / Friday 28 April to Saturday 27 May 2023 / London WC2N 6BP / Free Entry
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'As a photographer I had the privilege of working with many of the greatest and most iconic music business superstars of the past fifty years. And among a roll call that ranges from The Beatles to Bowie, from the Stones to Sting and from Elton John to Debbie Harry, one of those with whom I most enjoyed spending time in the studio was George Michael.’ Brian Aris
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Immerse yourself in a visual journey celebrating the extraordinary life and career of one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Celebrating George Michael exhibits studio, backstage, intimate and live photography sessions depicting Wham! through to George Michael’s last collaboration with celebrity and music photographer Brian Aris during the early 2000s.
Enjoy or purchase rare and stunning photography fine art prints signed by the photographer of the superstar; the exhibition also includes a carefully curated selection of other icons shot by Brian Aris.
About / Brian Aris
Brian Aris began his photographic career as a photojournalist, working for a London agency. A series of frontline assignments took him around the world covering various humanitarian crises from Northern Ireland and Lebanon to Palestine, Africa and Vietnam. He then decided on a complete change of direction and opened a studio in London where he started photographing fashion and glamour models for newspapers and magazines. Next he turned away from the model world to concentrate on the music industry that was exploding in Britain and gradually broadened his studio work to include pop and rock stars.
Brian Aris has covered every aspect of the music scene from punk rock, glam’ rock and straight rock ‘n’ roll to the emergence of the boy bands and then the girl power. His photography has been on show at The National Portrait Gallery in London, the prestigious Recontres D’Arles exhibition in France, and at the Royal Circle of Art in Barcelona. His archive represents one of the largest individual collections in the United Kingdom.