November 23, 2018 January 13, 2019
London
Free
Venue: Proud Central, 32 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6BP
Joni Mitchell
Images courtesy of Proud Galleries © Norman Seeff

Sessions in Sound: Photographs by Norman Seeff
23rd November 2018 – 13th January 2019
Proud Galleries
www.proud.co.uk

Proud Galleries has announced their new exhibition, Sessions in Sound: Photographs by Norman Seeff who was born in South Africa in 1939. The exhibition will display an intimate collection of Seeff’s sessions featuring influential music icons from the 20th Century such as Joni Mitchell, The Rollings Stones, Johnny Cash and Patti Smith amongst many other music legends. The exhibition explores the sensitive collaboration between photographer and musician. Seeff is known for capturing the moment and engaging emotionally with his models.

Norman Seeff famously captured Ray Charles in 1985 and later recalled how “Ray was testy at the start of the session. Ultimately, he loved the process and ended up calling me ‘brother’. It was a seminal session.

Blondie
Images courtesy of Proud Galleries © Norman Seeff

The exhibition also features a selection of previously unseen photographs, including a portrait of Patti Smith from Seeff’s acclaimed photo shoot with Patti and Robert Mapplethorpe in 1969. This is perhaps one of his most well known with the photographer describing that “after Robert’s death, Patti told me these shots come closest to her remembrance of the profundity of the love between them.”

Sessions in Sound: Photographs by Norman Seeff will give viewers an insight into Seeff’s unique process, technique and emotional connection with his subjects. Where you can capture his work which was “a place with my subjects that defines pure presence, where we can stand and just look at each other without any filters.

Sessions in Sound: Photographs by Norman Seeff is open from:

Monday to Saturday: 10am till 7pm
Sunday: 10am till 6pm