Metro is delighted to be working with Danny Lowe producing large scale C-type prints for his latest project ‘Brothers’ which opens at the Saatchi Gallery this month, in association with The World Wide Tribe.
Lowe’s individual portraits show refugees he met during a stay in the notorious ‘Jungle’ camp in Calais, Northern France.
Lowe describes the subjects of his images as “The real-life superheroes who represent the victims of the world’s worst atrocities, who take every knock that life could bring, who continue to get kicked when they are down, yet they do so with a smile. With dignity, and with style.
“Meet the most eligible, most employable young men you have ever come across. Polite, charming, courageous and strong, these victims of war and persecution welcomed us into their makeshift shelters with open hearts and cups of tea.”
The images show the men who have rebuilt what they can from the ashesof the main Jungle camp after it was demolished. The community may have been scattered, but the people, with resilience and perseverance and in the face of adversity, have rebuilt what they can in the surrounding areas of Calais where baby ‘Jungles’ have formed and become home to the youth that know no limits.
For more information about Danny Lowe
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Rd, London SW3 4RY
Exhibition dates: 28th April – 9th May 2017
Opening times: 10:00am-6:00pm, 7 days a week,
Last entry 5:30pm
Admission to the exhibition is free
Images © Danny Lowe
Metro is proud to have worked with celebrated photographer John Stoddart recently producing black & white fibre prints for his charity exhibition in Los Angeles this May.
Recognised as one of the world’s most renowned photographers John Stoddart is often credited for the return of glamour to popular culture and his career which has spanned over 3 decades includes work for world-renowned publications and brands such as Vogue, Harper’s, EMI and Virgin, photographing every major record label band and establishing himself as a legend photographer and “the Photographer to the Stars.”
This latest exhibition will provide a retrospective look at his illustrious career showing photographic images of celebrities including Sir Antony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Pierce Brosnan and famous bands including The Rolling Stones, to name but a few and will be on show along with boudoir art surrounding the Sofitel’s lobby and Rivera 31 Lounge.
The exhibition is being held in conjunction with Sofitel Hotel, Artography UK Limited and their charity partner, Caterina’s Club which is dedicated to feeding and housing underprivileged children and which will receive a portion of all event sales proceeds.
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I worked at Ceta in Soho for 22 years before moving to Metro in 2006. I thought a new company: a new challenge! When I’m not here I like keeping fit, especially running.
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As a Director for Metro Imaging in London, I have been at the forefront of photographic imaging for over twenty five years, collaborating with a vast network of clients, and developing new and innovative photographic printing practices. More than slightly obsessed with process, I was awarded with a fellowship of the RSA for my commitment to the industry.
Described as a Photography polymath, I keep myself busy by curating; commissioning and lecturing in Photography both in the UK and abroad. I am Visiting Professor at UOS and have contributed to UAL Course validation for several years. I am a life member of Frontline Club and in 2013 I was invited to become a Trustee of The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust in support of British craft.
I am a practicing artist, represented by Black Box Projects and my works are held in both private and public collections. As a pictorial landscape artist, I use large format and much of my work is formed around non-metric representation of the landscape and my subject centre on raising awareness of mental health and our relationship with our environment.