portrait salon

BBC in Pictures - Portrait Salon 2015

Great to see my portrait of John, featured on the BBC website for this years Portrait Salon exhibition. Very happy to be among so many fantastic images and photographers. 

Have a look here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-34710461

https://www.portraitsalon.co.uk/

View the whole project here: 

http://www.mattmacpake.co.uk/2654054-to-from-the-north-circular

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The Portrait Salon is a great idea, which showcases some brilliant photographs and image makers.

Portrait Salon (About)- ‘Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the annual National Portrait Gallery Photographic Portrait Prize.’

Above is one image the team Darwin Magazine is ran by chose as one we all really like. It was taken by photographer Sian Davey.

Sian Davey

Portrait Salon

National Portrait Gallery,Taylor Wessing

Darwin Magazine

Portrait Salon

“Portrait Salon is a form of Salon des Refusés - an exhibition of works rejected from a juried art show - which has a long tradition as a fringe way of showcasing artists’ work that may otherwise go unseen. Devised by two portrait photographers, who are both based in London and are professionally involved in the city’s photographic community, Portrait Salon aims to show the best of the unselected entries from the National Portrait Gallery Photography Prize. We figure that, out of the 6000+ rejected entries, there must be some damn fine portraits which deserve to be shown.

We want to see these portraits, and we want to celebrate their brilliance with a projection (time and place to be confirmed) which no doubt will be accompanied by a little bit of a party. The projection will be curated, so we will be selecting the best portraits that we receive. But we expect to show a much higher percentage of work than at the National Gallery.

If you submitted work to the National Gallery Photography Portrait Prize and got rejected, please email a jpeg of your submission to portraitsalon@hotmail.com. The images need to be jpegs, at 1000 pixels on the longest edge. And please spread the word about this… we want as many submissions as we can!”

There’s been controversy as to whether this will simply by a gallery of second bests but here at Theatre of Light we agree with the Portrait Salon - so many entries for such a small final selection in comparison only means one thing - plenty of amazing portraits we want the chance to see!

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One of my portraits has been selected for the Portrait Salon projection evening on 30th November (7-11pm) at The Roxy Bar and Screen, 128 - 132 Borough High St, London, SE1 1LB.

Come on down, it should be a great night!

Portrait Salon have also produced a newspaper which will feature all the portraits in the selection. This will be available for sale on the evening.

See you there…