Last week the Atlas Gallery showcased the ‘Faces of Our time Exhibition’ which featured candid portraits of influential people in the twentieth century. All in some significant way have educated, entertained and inspired a generation. From Nixon to Mandela, from The Beatles to Kate Moss, it is as titled a strong portrayal of the rise of celebrity culture and perhaps the downfall of Political prominence. Robert Freeman’s iconic and familiar portrayal of ‘The Beatles’ is still seen all over the world today, the intriguing whimsical photograph of Albert Einstein in thoughtful fashion at Princeton University in 1951 caught by photographer Ernst Haas. The natural and sometimes documentary style draws attention to aspects of the featured people that may have been unnoticed or untapped such as Nelson Mandela’s genuine playful smile whilst still in Prison in 1994, Che Guevara’s arrogant complacent style and President Clinton’s famous chrasmatic style.
Von Von Lamanu