Thursday, 17 October 2013


Tuesday night the exceptional Walter Hugo opened the London stop of his traveling exhibition supported by Paul Smith at his store, No 9 Albemarle Street. The exhibition hosts two of Walters series "The Nature of Independence" and "Reflecting the Bright Lights". "Reflecting the Bright Lights" is a series of unique glass portraits of individuals from the art and fashion world. Walter Hugo uses a self-built camera with a 19th century lens that reflects the images directly onto glass sheets without producing negatives, which makes all of his pictures one-offs and can therefore never be reproduced. 

"The Nature of Independence" is a series of seascapes Walter captured while traveling the British shores. Each picture is developed with distilled seawater from the photographed spot. They are the largest sea salt prints ever made. 

Here are some pictures from the evening, they don't do Walters work enough justice so I hope you get the chance to experience it for yourself - it is on until the 10th of November.

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