Archive for June, 2010

Live at The Bridgewater Hall Exhibition: Richard Goodall Gallery Manchester

Richard Goodall Gallery

Richard Goodall Gallery

Richard Goodall Gallery

Richard Goodall Gallery

We had a couple of Private Views of the show, the Bridgewater Hall event on the Wednesday and the gallery’s guest list on Thursday. Nice and busy and one warm summer’s evening even turmed up. This is a set of photographs taken over the past 2 years at the hall who commissioned me to show the artistic life of the hall, reflect the diverse programming and give a glimpse behind the scenes. It was very exciting to be photographing so many genres of music, quickly pick up on the different etiquettes and nuances. All the artists have at least one thing in common – a total commitment to their Art.

The exhibition runs to 10 July 2010

BBC Richard Goodall Gallery  The Bridgwater Hall

The Hall

The Hall

Beverley Knight

Beverley Knight

Markus Stenz

Markus Stenz

Liza Minnelli

Liza Minnelli

Jack Jones

Jack Jones

Tommy Emmanuel

Tommy Emmanuel

Nick Lowe

Nick Lowe

EVERYDAY PEOPLE: Spencer Tunick at The Lowry

Spencer Tunick at The Lowry, June 2010 © William Ellis

Spencer Tunick at The Lowry, June 2010 © William Ellis

You may have seen an earlier post about meeting Spencer Tunick last year – he was in Manchester quietely doing a recce for the shoot. The Lowry had commissioned him to create the work to mark the 10th Anniversary of the superb arts venue – an excellent idea which has worked brilliantly for them in every respect and given the gallery a compelling body of work.

At the opening I was struck by the relaxed yet very purposeful feel to the images and how Tunick had captured the spirit of Lowry’s paintings of the people of Salford walking in another age. Exhibition