Robin Derrick exhibition, London

A series of new work by photographer and British Vogue Creative Director Robin Derrick,
(Image credit: Robin Derrick)

A series of new work by photographer and British Vogue Creative Director Robin Derrick, currently on show in London, offers a visually stunning take on a relatively mundane, albeit beautiful, subject – floral arrangements.

Set against stark black backdrops

(Image credit: Robin Derrick)

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Set against stark black backdrops, the meticulously composed portraits are a careful exercise in raw aesthetics and technical mastery, strikingly clear, hyper-real blow-ups that you almost want to touch.

The post-production phase on each image took around 100 hours, and it shows. Up to 15 original transparencies were shot and then combined, in part, to elicit the sharpest elements for the final print.

The exhibition, at The Old Train Depot, closes 8 October – well worth the rushed trip if you happen to be in town.

ADDRESS

The Old Train Depot

70a Silverthorne Road

London SW8 3HE

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Harriet Lloyd-Smith is the Arts Editor of Wallpaper*, responsible for the art pages across digital and print, including profiles, exhibition reviews, and contemporary art collaborations. She started at Wallpaper* in 2017 and has written for leading contemporary art publications, auction houses and arts charities, and lectured on review writing and art journalism. When she’s not writing about art, she’s making her own.