Tuesday 8 February 2011

Infrared London at the Strand Gallery

A quick mention for an exhibition of photographs by Quentin Bell, which is running at the Strand Gallery (32 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6BP) from February 15th to 26th. It's a retrospective called A Line in the Sand and includes some infrared images from a project shot around Greater London.

Bell was commissioned by the owners of the May Fair Hotel in London to produce 105 images of London for their guest floors. You can see these on his web site. It's a nice collection, including some of my old haunts out west. The infrared artefacts are subtle: the images rely more on the textures of the film than infrared effects but you do see the occasional Wood effect creeping in.

I don't know how many of the shots will be in the exhibition, but you can always go and stay at the May Fair and see them all!