Metro has been delighted to recently have worked with leading still life and interiors photographer Simon Brown producing C Type prints
for his upcoming exhibition ‘Standing in the Corner’ which opens at the Richard Young Gallery in London this week.
Brown, well known for his images published in interiors magazines across the world has brought together a stunning collection of limited edition prints for this exhibition. He combines shots taken over a five year period, of poignant interior shots from properties in England, Ireland and France with a collection of studio shot still life images, from antique kitchen spoons and cabbages to raspberries and hand whisks. The images feature colours, textures and spaces that chart architectural decay and convey a grandeur of past lives whose spirits still seem to linger in a host of beautiful rooms and passages.
Brown comments on his work, ‘What I love is the imperfection of natural light and the genial chaos you can find in houses around the world. On location I used daylight – shooting north so shadows remain constant, just as the Dutch Masters of the 17th century did with their painting – and with long exposures was able to capture what I feel was the sense of a place.’
Continuing about the still life images ‘I shot these objects in what I saw as mini theatre sets, which elevates everyday objects into something ethereal and extraordinary.’