2 of 2 portraits of Lily Allen
by Nadav Kander
archival pigment print, November 2008
22 in. x 18 1/4 in. (558 mm x 465 mm) image size
Given by Nadav Kander, 2009
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Commissioned by the Observer Music Monthly, December 2008.
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- 100 Photographs, 2018, p. 129 Read entry
Singer-songwriter Lily Allen (b.1985) was born in Hammersmith, London, to actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Her first album, Alright Still (2006), was produced by Mark Ronson, and she has since collaborated with Kaiser Chiefs, Basement Jaxx, Dizzee Rascal, and Robbie Williams. After releasing her second album, It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009), Allen won the Brit award for Best British Solo Female in 2010. Born in Israel, Nadav Kander (b.1961) lived and worked in South Africa before establishing his London studio in 1986. Photographed against a minimal backdrop, Allen is bathed in atmospheric and painterly light. Celebrated for his portraiture and landscape work, Kander was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society in 2015.
- Ribeiro, Aileen; Blackman, Cally, A Portrait of Fashion: Six Centuries of Dress at the National Portrait Gallery, 2015, p. 269
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