Pictures for an exhibition

This commission involved photographing a series of paintings and drawings by international artist Lubaina Himid MBE, for the ‘Cotton: Global Threads‘ exhibition, which will run at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester from February to May 2012.

The paintings were of new work produced especially for this exhibition by the artist so this was an exciting opportunity. I spent an afternoon in the artists’ studio, installing my lighting set-up and photographing the works on paper and gaining an understanding of how they were to be shown in the exhibition.

The work consisted of photographing a series of six paintings along with accompanying kangas, with final images to be used on the Whitworth gallery website:

Lubaina Himid - Cotton Global Threads painting
Lubaina Himid – Cotton Global Threads painting