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Morrison, Alistair

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Pierce Brosnan, London 1989
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Alistair Morrison has built a worldwide reputation as one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of his generation. With 80 photographs in the National Portrait Gallery, London and numerous original edition prints in private international collections, Morrison's work is sought after by clients internationally.

In his own Classic Collection, built up over 30 years in photography, he has photographed Icons such as Bette Davis and Sir Laurence Olivier through to today's stars of the screen, theatre, writers. sportsmen and dignitaries. His work is on permanent display at his Gallery - The Muse Gallery - housed in a beautiful Victorian Gothic Mansion in the heart of the English countryside.

He is based in the UK but worked out of New York for five years and has been commissioned by professional and private clients to travel the world on special photographic assignments.

REAL WOMEN

The series of Real Women nudes was born out Morrison's frustration with the way that women were perceived in glossy magazines. With the advent of digital photography and Photoshop it seemed that every face became both line less and life less. His portraits, over the years, were shaped from his love of real faces, showing the beauty but not hiding the flaws. Pictures where
you can explore the soul and character of the sitter.

At the time that the series began to take shape Helmut Newton's Big Pictures were beginning to get much praise and attention at international auction houses. Considered to be some of the great classic nude photographs of this century, the models, were chosen by Helmut Newton and his wife, Alice Springs, particularly for their amazonian, statuesque appearances. Beautiful but flawless faces and bodies.

Morrison's series of Nudes in the Real Women Collection depicts women who have simply answered a request on a web site for them to participate. All that was required was that they brought high heeled shoes with them, a direct reference to the way that Helmut Newton 'dressed' his models. Each participant is very different. Each has tremendous beauty. They are all Real Women.

Morrison is still completing the Collection. The six portraits on display are making their debut showing at this exhibition.



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