Guy Bourdin Image Maker at Somerset House

IMG_3582

If you are looking for something to do in London for mother’s day, (besides making mum breakfast in bed) and of course spoiling her with these AMAZING raw chocolate and raspberry fudge barsthat I just can’t get enough of, then I have just the place in mind…

Mother's Day Out : Guy Bourdin Image Maker, Tess Ward, Fashion, Photography,

There is nothing like catching an exhibit on its last day. By then the crowds have all dispersed and you can wonder at ease and take in the work on display.

For the last few months the celebrated photographer Guy Bourdin has been exhibiting his photography in Somerset house. Fashion, shoes and a lot of legs and bums all displayed over two floors.

The exhibition is a compilation of paintings, working drawings, sketches and notebooks as well as Bourdin’s more recognised photos. All his work has a strong sense of narrative, with recurring themes like his ‘walking legs’ series running through.


Mother's Day Out : Guy Bourdin Image Maker, Tess Ward, Fashion, Photography,

Being a slow mover, I hadn’t yet made it down there and so, like the last kid in the class, I got my wiggle on for the penultimate day, thinking just how ideal it would be for a mother’s day excursion. Especially on a day as beautiful as this…

You can head over to temple, maybe take a wonder along the embankment, stopping for coffee in Somerset House’s Fernandez and Wells, peruse the exhibit at leisure and then maybe even head into the west end for a spot of shopping, if you haven’t spoilt your mum enough already…

Mother's Day Out : Guy Bourdin Image Maker, Tess Ward, Fashion, Photography, Mother's Day Out : Guy Bourdin Image Maker, Tess Ward, Fashion, Photography,

For any fashion lovers, photographer, or former art students, this is really an exhibition to see. Its like walking through the pages of a 1970s vogue photoshoot. Compelling and interesting subjects, certainly no shortage of emotive imagery.Mother's Day Out : Guy Bourdin Image Maker, Tess Ward, Fashion, Photography, Mother's Day Out : Guy Bourdin Image Maker, Tess Ward, Fashion, Photography,

To avoid disappointment for your last minute excursion, it is a good idea to book ahead.You can find all the details needed here

It is definitely best to be one the safe side. You certainly don’t want a disappointed mum on mother’s day!

 

No Comments Yet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>