What: Vagabond Souls is a series of photographs by Stephanie Cornfield (presently Mumbai-based) that is being exhibited at Percept Art and is part of the Focus Photography Festival. The exhibition, which is curated by Jesal Thacker, features 23 black and white as well as coloured photographs of eminent personalities such as actress Anushka Sharma, actor Kevin Bacon, film director Joshua Oppenheimer, actor Patrick Swayze, singer-actor Andy Lau, film director David Lynch, actress Amanda Plummer, filmmaker Anand Gandhi, Taiwanese actress Shu Qi, actor Kirk Douglas and German actress Sibel Kekilli, among others. It will include a self-portrait of the artist as well.
Actress Anushka Sharma
Actor Kevin Bacon
How: Cornfield explains about the exhibition, “The theme focuses on the emotional journey of the artist (myself), Hollywood as well as Bollywood personalities, at different locations and different junctures of life. The exhibition unveils these immortal icons and their journey of exploration.” She adds that while photographing personalities, she likes to capture and reveal unique aspects of their personalities: “You discover them in another angle that has not been shown; from famous icons they become anonymous human beings.” All the images have been shot over a decade and the shoots took place either at the celebrity’s home or on movie sets.
Self-portrait by Stephanie Cornfield
Where: As part of the process, some of the exhibits were shot using Silver Photography and were developed in Paris at the Choi Studios on the soon-to-be-discontinued Ilfochrome paper, which adds to the uniqueness. Choi is the printer for master photographers like Helmut Newton and Nan Goldin. The remaining images were digital prints processed at Photokina in Mumbai.
Filmmaker Anand Gandhi
Actor Patrick Swayze
Till: April 2, 11 am to 8 pm
At: Percept Art, P2, ground level, Raghuvanshi Estate Compound, 11/12 Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel.
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