In association with Proud Camden gallery, I’d like to inform you about the upcoming exhibition, Phantasmagoria: Photographs by Marco Sanges, which will be running from 26th July until 30th September 2012.
Marco Sanges is an Italian award winning photographer, who’s impressive client list includes Agent Provocateur, Dolce & Gabbana, Italian Vogue, The Sunday Telegraph, Elle, B&W Photography, Creative Review, La Repubblica, Esquire, and Harper’s Bazaar. Not only that, but he’s had fourteen international exhibitions in the last 8 years. Add to that his film Circumstances (from the Sanges’ own book of photography of the same name) has won multiple awards, and we are talking about someone who has an immense and very impressive body of work.
The Phantasmagoria exhibition is a retrospective of Sanges’ surreal and evocative black and white photography, including work with Agent Provocateur. The large scale prints are bespoke to be site specific at Proud Camden, and follows on from his 2012 exhibition Beyond Decadence, which was part of Amsterdam Fashion Week and Amsterdam Gay Pride.
Those who are aware of my own work and tastes will understand that I am quite excited to see this myself, ‘An imaginary cinema of nudity and voyeurism, creating a fantasy world which provokes, astounds and delights’.
The photographs I have been graciously given permission to reproduce here for you (all © Marco Sanges), demonstrate the wonderful erotic nature of his work, the ability of a photograph to draw you in, giving you a glimpse in to something mysterious and surreal- a still frame from a dream. In my opinion, the true nature of eroticism is to arouse the mind, rather than the body. It is what sets erotic art photography so far apart from simple glamour or pornography. It connects more with the whole photograph, the scene and the events occurring- not just the flesh on show. Sanges is a master at this, and a master visual story teller. These are a view in to the mind of a very creative individual, one I would love to have the talent to emulate.
I would implore any of you in London in September to pay a visit to Proud Camden, and experience the exhibition for yourselves. I will be attending the opening evening on the 25th July.
And you can too!
Thanks to Proud Camden, I have 20 pairs of tickets (20 tickets with a +1) up for grabs for the prestigious opening event!
Phantasmagoria: Photographs by Marco Sanges
July 26th - September 30th 2012 (Private viewing 25th July)
The Horse Hospital
Chalk Farm Road
All Shown Photos © Marco Sanges