Wendy Bevan, a talented photographer who I have been working with over the last few years translating some of her polaroid imagery into platinum prints has an upcoming pop up show at the Cob Gallery in London from the 11th-14th April. A selection of some her wonderfully unique instant imagery shot over the last 10 years for the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, Marie Clare, some published and unpublished will be on display. It’s a great opportunity to view and own some very special Polaroid’s from her vast collection.
I recently wrote about her imagery in an article that featured in this months black and white photography magazine which you can view on our sister blog the Art of Platinum Printing, to view click here
From the Press Release
The Cob Gallery is excited to announce Inventory: 10 Polaroid Years, an exhibition of London photographer Wendy Bevan’s archive.
Wendy Bevan is known for her surreal aesthetic, and a tender, sympathetic portrayal of the feminine form, working exclusively in Polaroid film.
Each Polaroid acts as Bevan’s negative, from which she works free from digital manipulation. As such they are distinct, precious, and totally unique objects, being exhibited for the first time in a pop up show.
“One of the charms of working exclusively with Polaroid film, is that the collection I have in my photography archive is vast, and ever expanding. Having worked as a photographer for nearly a decade, I have decided to sell a selection of these Polaroid’s from my archive of thousands of images, which remain unseen, and unpublished. ‘Inventory’ is a journey through the last 10 years of my photographic work on Polaroid.”
The photographs in the show will be a selection of personal works, and unpublished images from commissions for many of the major publications that Bevan has worked for, including Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Russia, I-d, Harpers Bazaar, Muse Magazine, Nylon, How To Spend It, Marie Claire Italia, Stiletto, The Independent.
Approximately 200 Polaroids from the archive will be available for sale for the very first time. Each will be framed and signed by the artist, prices starting from £150.