Bryan Ferry

1 portrait of Bryan Ferry

Bryan Ferry, by Bob Carlos Clarke, 1996 - NPG x137389 - © Panic Pictures

© Panic Pictures

Bryan Ferry

by Bob Carlos Clarke
bromide print, 1996
18 7/8 in. x 14 in. (480 mm x 355 mm) image size
Given by the estate of Bob Carlos Clarke, 2013
Photographs Collection
NPG x137389

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  • Bryan Ferry (1945-), Musician, lead singer and songwriter for 'Roxy Music'. Sitter in 9 portraits.

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  • Bob Carlos Clarke (1950-2006), Photographer. Artist of 10 portraits, Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Graham V Smith

06 October 2015, 17:14

Commissioned by Graham V Smith at No Excuses for the 1997 Powergen Calendar and shot in the lift outside Bob's studio in Battersea. Bryan Ferry was shot in the corner of a mirrored lift (specially installed for the shoot) to give a series of reflections trailing back to infinity. The image captures the essence of the calendar quotation (Life is for each man a solitary cell whose walls are mirrors), not only demonstrating the loneliness, but also reflecting on the strange way that our behaviour changes in the confines of a lift.

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