Behind the Lens
Behind the Lens: a phphotography exhibition by Mike McCartney, Rupert Truman and Carinthia West
Private View Thursday 7th March, 5.30 - 6.30 pm
"In Conversation" with McCartney, West and Truman following the private view 7.00 - 8.00 pm
A candid discussion covering a lifetime photographing 60's legends (including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bowie and Pink Flloyd) and the stories behind the shots.
Tickets for the discussion cost £36, are limited and should be booked through the gallery in advance.
The Gallery is open 11.00 - 2.00 pm Saturday 9th MarchExhibition continues until 24th April
Carinthia West is a photographer and journalist, whose credits include Marie-Claire, Harper's and Queen, Harper's Bazaar, Tatler, the LA Weekly, The Independent, The Telegraph, Saga and US magazines, covering travel, lifestyle, humour and (her least favourite subject!) the celebrity interview.... she has been friends of some of the 20th century's greatest names from music, film and society. Anjelica Huston, Mick Jagger, George Harrison, Ronnie Wood, Robin Williams, Paul Getty Jnr, Neil Young, Helen Mirren, David Bowie, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Carly Simon, James Taylor, King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, and these names are just a few of those she photographed at both casual, private, intimate and poignant moments in their lives.
Mike McCartney was born in Liverpool 1944, he is a British performing artist and rock photographer and the younger brother of Paul McCartney. He attended the Liverpool Institute two years behind his brother. He was a photographer during his entire musical career, and has continued with photography since then. Beatles' manager Brian Epstein nicknamed him "Flash Harry" in the early 1960s because he was always taking pictures with a flash gun.
He has published books of photographs that he took of The Beatles backstage and on tour, and he recently brought out a limited edition book of photographs he took spontaneously backstage at Live8. In 2005, McCartney exhibited a collection of photographs that he had taken in the 1960s, called "Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life", both in Liverpool and other venues, such as The Provincial Museum of Alberta. In addition, an exhibition book was published of the collection.
British photographer Rupert Truman began working with Storm THorgerson in the late 80's shooting most of the studios output. When Storm died in 2013 he left the StormStudios to Rupert Truman, Peter Curzon and Dan Abott. They have collectively created albumn covers for some of the most celebrated bands such as Pink Floyd, Biffy Clyro, Muse, Pendulum and The Steve Miller Band to name a few.