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Sammy Davis by Clive Arrowsmith
Sammy Davis, London © Clive Arrowsmith
David Bowie by Clive Arrowsmith
David Bowie From the Shadows, London Studio © Clive Arrowsmith
Mick Jagger at Savoy by Clive Arrowsmith
Mick Jagger, Savoy Hotel, London © Clive Arrowsmith

For decades, Clive Arrowsmith’s fashion studies and portraiture have been celebrated for their creative vision and jubilant, expressive style; emphatic photographs of Bowie, McCartney, Sammy Davis Jr. or Jagger are created from a mixture of the photographer’s alluring brand and his traditional art school training. ‘Amazement and Amusement’ at Holden Luntz Gallery showcases some of his best-known images from his illustrious career, produced using our Giclée Fine Art printing service.

Arrowsmith’s photography is characterised by its dynamic compositions, often using movement and unpredictability to create a captivating image. It is through the photographer’s experimental nature and expressive flexibility that the images can generate a sense of fascination.

Arrowsmith was commissioned to work for some of the leading magazines in the fashion industry and become a regular contributor to brand names such as British & French Vogue, Nova Magazine, Vanity Fair, and Esquire U.S.A., to name only a few. “I was shooting for the Paris collections and French Vogue. I was going on fashion trips around the world, so I never had time to be an assistant and learn from a mentor; I was totally self-taught. Being hurdled in at the deep end of fashion photography at Vogue in the UK meant I had to experiment as I went along. My five years in art school gave me the vision of light and form, so that, along with analysing the various techniques of film and cameras, moved me deeper into my work.” Clive comments.

Clive Arrowsmith ultimately portrays a world of celebrities, models, and designers under a tightly focused and highly detailed lens. He carefully constructs each image with his own flexible and adaptive style – whether the subject is high couture or an influential character, the photographs are alive with a spontaneity and an urgency to record the fundamental aesthetic expression of “cool”.

Clive Arrowsmith: Amazement and Amusement

July 28 – September 22nd 2018

Holden Luntz Gallery

332 Worth Avenue

Palm Beach

FL 33480

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