Curator's Choice: Murray Close
Posted on November 04 2016
The interior of Uncle Monty’s House shot in Chelsea was extremely hot and the boys couldn’t wait to shed their tweed for a few minutes on the pavement. This photograph always makes me smile since this was shot pre-mobile phone days and it looks as if Uncle Monty is calling his agent.
This photograph evocatively captures New York in the 1960’s with its bright Kodachrome aesthetic.
All that’s missing is a Martini.
Phillip has captured the beauty of first snow at night-time together with the alienation of London as people walk along alone through the snowy streets.
Michael’s fantastic composition captures the sprit of the American West with its ‘big skies’ and ‘old glory’.
The stark landscape and isolation along with the centre frame subject makes for a compelling image.
This collection is an exact replica of the box set that I made for director, Bruce, Richard and Paul.
After some prodding from collectors I agreed to reproduce it for true Withnail fans.
I love this beautifully observed image, Sam Hicks brings you directly into the location with its falling down sign, run down motel and huge satellite dish.
This striking period piece leapt off the screen as I’m sitting two Canyons along from Coldwater Canyon as I write this.
It captures the classic era at the beginning of Skateboarding and the innovations that the ‘Z-Boys’ skaters were bringing to sport.
The de-saturated colours and texture of the tarmac remind me of a work by Jackson Pollock.
The almost abstract quality to the photograph makes for an appealing image despite its specific subject matter.