Photographic duo The Douglas Brothers are having their first exhibition in 25 years
By Andrew Edwards, 1 June 2017
A little over two decades ago they laid down their cameras, stored away their photographic archive, and went off to direct movies and commercials. The brothers, Andrew and Stuart, were once described as 'the most desirable photographers of their generation.'
Known for their use of traditional techniques - employing Platinum and Lith printing - they worked closely together for ten years, photographing leading cultural figures from the worlds of music, film, art, literature and theatre on both sides of the Atlantic. Their photographic style celebrated shadow and movement. Their stills work was considered highly influential. And their distinctive image-making extended beyond portraiture and into abstract, collage, still-life, reportage, nudes and fashion.
This month sees them re-visit their photographic past in an exhibition called SEE/SAW. Hempstead May have been working closely with The Douglas Brothers, producing limited edition archival pigment prints, which span the entire spectrum of their remarkable body of work. "Hempstead May have helped steer us back onto the walls of the contemporary art world," says Stuart Douglas
The artworks go on show in SEE/SAW from 14-24 June 2017 at Art Bermondsey Project Space in London SE1 3EW.