Photographs by The Douglas Brothers, 1988-1996
14 Portraits in set
The portraits are of fourteen actors, writers and musicians who continue to be celebrated today. Salman Rushdie was photographed shortly before the Fatwa was placed on him for The Satanic Verses (1998). Damon Albarn is pictured a year before Blur’s debut album Leisure (1991) and Kazuo Ishiguro adopts an assured pose in the year he won the Booker Prize for The Remains of the Day. The Douglas Brothers’ atmospheric portraiture is the result of combining the nineteenth-century Pictorialist tradition with a progressive sensibility. Their technique involves soft focus, movement and low light levels. Lith prints (using bromide paper with lithographic developer) enhance the nuances of tone and subtle hues. Platinum prints enhance the depth and contrast of the image.