Archive for August, 2008

KEITH MORRIS: PARTING SHOTS

August 25th, 2008

Keith Morris: Parting Shots is showing from 18th September to 16th November 2008 at Proud Central, WC2N 6BP, www.proud.co.uk

Nick’s fans need no introduction to the work of Keith Morris who took the front cover photo to Nick’s debut album ‘Five Leaves Left’ and photographed Nick on three occasions in his career. A former apprentice to David Bailey, Morris began his photographic career snapping the inhabitants of a south Wales mining town and soon took to shooting in the streets of 1960’s London. What these images revealed was Morris’ unique capacity to tell a story. This ability, was once again recognised by Marc Bolan, with whom Morris developed a close relationship. He toured extensively with the musician and became the house photographer on the Born to Boogie set – shooting Elton John, Marc Bolan and Ringo Starr extensively. London Gallery Proud Central will display this unique ability in an exhibition that features images of the Damned, Elvis Costello, the Rolling Stones, The Who, Tom Petty, Led Zeppelin and many more; Proud Central will present the only opportunity to see the complete exhibition, which will not tour after its time at Proud. www.keithmorrisphoto.co.uk