“I just remember Audrey Hepburn in Paris in a huge room, at The Ritz, full of roses. She was wearing Givenchy, the lights were low. She sparkled through the chandelier.” Angela Williams
I still have wonderful photography shoots to share with you but this week I thought it would be nice to tell you about a recent visit to Heartbreak gallery for the private view of “She wore Givenchy” which is an exhibition of unseen photographs of Audrey Hepburn at the Ritz Hotel in Paris by photographer Angela Williams.
Ever since I was a little girl I have had a fascination about movie stars from the 50’s/ early 60’s particularly Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn so when Laura Brudenell the publicist at Heartbreak invited me to the private view I was so honoured and very excited!
One of my “New Year” resolutions is to visit more galleries and to immerse myself in artists’ perspectives of life whether it may be photography, painting or sculpture. I had the most wonderful evening at the private view and was a little bit naughty as I did buy myself a limited edition print of the image above but I see it as a very special print to own and as I was born in 1964 it seemed the right thing to do!
So who is Angela Williams?
Angela Williams worked as a freelance photographer throughout the 1960′s, with work published in numerous leading newspapers and magazines. Working closely with journalist Jeremy Banks, Williams photographed many of the iconic figures that defined the 1960′s including Paul Newman, Bill Wyman, Audrey Hepburn, Jane Fonda and Tom Courtenay, to name but a few. Her photographs have appeared in The Guardian, the Telegraph, The Observer, Women’s Mirror, Honey and, most notably, in the Observer weekly colour magazine, which was launched in 1964 as the UK’s first Sunday newspaper colour magazine supplement. Alongside her own career, Williams was personal assistant to the legendary Vogue and Queen magazine photographer,Norman Parkinson during the 1960′s. She now runs the Angela Williams Archive (AWA), a substantial collection of unique, vintage photographs by Norman Parkinson and dating from 1950-1964.
For her first exhibition with Heartbreak, Williams has selected some of her favourite portraits from her career.
The exhibition continues until Thursday 28th March 2013 at www.heart-break.co.uk in London W1 and not only are there photographs to view of Audrey Hepburn but also Angela has an exhibition of “Icons of the 1960’s” which is also stunning. For more information about the exhibition “She wore Givenchy” click here and here for the “Icons of the 60’s”
Annie Armitage – Photographic ArtistAnnie Armitage is a photographer who specialises in producing timeless images. As one of the top contemporary, family lifestyle photographers in the UK she produces images of pregnancy, newborn, babies of all sizes, families, teenagers (seniors), dogs and also has a commercial side to her business which is predominantly headshots as well as formal but approachable portraits for annual reports or PR purposes and lifestyle images for SME’s portfolios and website. Nursery photography is also amongst Annie’s portfolio and if you are interested please contact her on 07711 391919 Annie is based in Kingston upon Thames but is available for commission throughout the UK and Ireland and Internationally. Annie’s main working areas within London and Surrey are:- Kingston, Surbiton, ThamesDitton, NewMalden, Wimbledon, Wandsworth, Clapham, Battersea, Putney, Mayfair, Sloane Square, Holland Park Richmond, Barnes, Fulham, Sheen, Chelsea, Kensington, Hampton, Twickenham, Teddington, StMargarets and throughout Surrey including Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Cobham, Weybridge, Esher, Claygate, Oxshott and Ottershaw Annie has a “Annie Armitage Photography” page on Facebook and on Twitter come and follow her – anniegolightly Pinterest – Annie Armitage To contact Annie about your requirements – please go to the Contact form on her website or alternatively email her at email@example.com or call her on 07711 391919 All images and text are copyright Annie Armitage 2013. All rights reserved. Please do not copy.
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