NAKED BRITAIN: Amelia Allen

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NAKED BRITAIN: Amelia Allen

Postby sanua_chap on Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:33 am

Herrick Gallery, 4-8 November 2017 (open daily 12-7pm)

Private view & book launch: Friday 3 November 7-9pm

Herrick Gallery is thrilled to host an exhibition of photographic prints from Amelia Allen's new book NAKED BRITAIN. The book will also be launched at the gallery and signed copies will be available to purchase during the exhibition.

As a fashion photographer, Amelia Allen works in an industry obsessed with body image, one that focuses on the most flattering way of dressing oneself. It was therefore, an unusual and refreshing step for her to move into a world where the body is completely liberated, devoid of styling and stripped of fabric and fashion.

In her book, Amelia explores the reasons behind the unique and controversial status of naturism in today's society that often associates nudity with sex. To Amelia, that association is a harmful misconception. In the naturist world, people connect as equals, regardless of appearance, wealth, occupation or status.

By literally stripping off and immersing herself in 21st century naturism, Amelia discovered liberation, empowerment and the sense of fun that naturists embrace and enjoy.

For the last two years Amelia has inhabited both worlds producing this sociological documentary through the eyes of her camera lens. Her developing interest in reportage photography comes from her enjoyment of travelling, meeting new people and observing them in their everyday life. Amelia's ability to connect with people and tell a story through imagery facilitated this book.

"The sense of fun, freedom and liberation that naturism offers its advocates is extraordinarily infectious and I like to think I have captured the raw beauty of that."

Amelia Allen is a fashion, portrait and documentary photographer. She was born in 1995 in the south west of England and now lives and works in London. Having made the decision not to go to university, she moved to London at the age of eighteen and started an internship in fashion PR and photography.

She has been photographing shows, clothes, models, celebrities and London Fashion Week every season since she was eighteen and has had work published in magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Tatler and Harpers Bazaar.

http://www.herrickgallery.com/naked-britain-1
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Re: NAKED BRITAIN: Amelia Allen

Postby calgarymark42 on Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:51 pm

Interesting, thanks for the info. The book will be in shops in early November ... or through Amazon.co.uk for £35 / ~CAD$58.00 / ~US$46.00 That's a bit heavy for my coffee table!
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Postby old guy on Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:15 pm

Thank you for the postI'll have to look that book up somewhere :)
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Postby northlondoner on Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:36 pm

Thanks for letting us know. Might get a chance to visit after work tomorrow.
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Postby northlondoner on Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:23 pm

I went to the exhibition, which is mainly focused on the naked bike rides and what I would term club naturism. There are not photos on beaches abroad or of German style saunas. Small scale and personally I would not buy the book. However, by showing these sides of naturism, it does no harm.
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Postby old guy on Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:13 pm

Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk both have it. No reviews and short supply at .com, not sure about .co.uk… I probably won't get it from either of them.
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