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Neil Mackenzie Matthews - S N A P Book Launch

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Thursday, 27 June 2019 to Sunday, 30 June 2019
Thursday, 27 June 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Music has been one of the most outgoing and creative industries over the past 60 years. Alongside this industry stood the iconic albums, photoshoots and magazines that often go unnoticed. S N A P is a high quality photo-book, with each edition showcasing the amazing work of a particular photographer. Many musicians were defined by their image to the mass media, and it was the photographers who were in thefront line of creating these.

The first volume of S N A P showcases the work of Neil Mackenzie Matthews. Neil's work was often featured in the cult music magazine Flexipop! which planted his feet firmly as an established music photographer in the industry. In this edition of S N A P Music Photography Volume 1, expect to see intimate sessions of the Jam (and specifically Paul Weller), Toyah, Hazi Fantazee, Robert Smith of The Cure, Ian McCulloch of Echo and The Funnymen and The Stranglers. This volume features work that appeared in Smash Hits, No.1 Magazine, Record Mirror, Sounds, The Face and The Guardian with artists including Madness, Take That, Little Richard, Sade, Madonna, Spandau Ballet, Destinys Child, Sinead O’ Connor, Wham! and The Proclaimers. One of the trademarks of Neil’s work is a sense of trust between subject and photographer, the composition paired with technicality of his work combines to make his images truly memorable.

S N A P is the first of two volumes featuring Neil’s work. The book will be published on June 27th 2019 and will be available to purchase at the exhibition alongside print editions created in Jealous Print Studios.

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Neil Mackenzie Matthews is best known for his highly influential work as a fashion, beauty and portrait photographer, boasting over 30 years of experience in the industry. His portrait photography has seen him working with many iconic celebrities from the worlds of cinema, TV, music and sport, including sessions with Hugh Grant, Liz Hurley, Vincent D’Orofino, David Duchovny, Chris Eubanks and Sadie Frost. Neil has exhibited in London and New York and his portrait of Hugh Grant was featured in an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Having started out shooting Spandau Ballet in the early 1980's, his numerous commissions from record companies and the music press saw him work with an impressive line-up of headline acts, such as Frankie Goes To Hollywood, The Jam, Madness, Julian Lennon, Spice Girls, Destiny’s Child, TLC, Boyzone and Jon Bon Jovi.

Alongside his portraiture, he has shot advertising campaigns and promotions for clients including Coke Zero, Diet Coke, Reebok, Braun, Gossard, Nivea, Debenhams, L’Oreal, Nestle and M&S.

His work has appeared in a diverse spread of magazines and publications fromThe Face to The Radio Times, Cosmopolitan, Good House Keeping, FHM and GQ Active. Other editorial clients have included You Magazine,The Mail on Saturday, The L.A. Times and The Sunday Times.

He has directed over 30 music videos, commercials (both under his name and as one half of Big Monday), several pilots for TV and a comedy series called “Les Lives” (a spin off from Vic Reeves Big Night Out) for the BBC. In film, he has directed world renowned artists such as Paul McCartney, Barry White, Take That, David Walliams, and Simon Pegg.

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53 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PT

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