John Deakin and the Lure of Soho at The Photographers' Gallery

One of the highlights of my 'Theatreland' school trip was seeing the John Deakin exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery in Soho. I was the one of the few who had a higher interest in photography than acting so I really enjoyed it. Deakin was known for his fashion photography in Vogue, portraits and captures of interesting characters in London's Soho in the 1950s and '60s. Soho is a place bursting with character, so seeing it through his eyes in such a different time period was really intriguing.  Below is my favourite photo, I love the shadows around the woman's face and the softness of it. 


Here are a few of my other favourites.







And here's a video taken from The Photographers' Gallery's website, explaining more about Deakin and the exhibition.



Overall, the exhibition was fantastic and I really loved seeing all the colourful characters John Deakin encountered throughout his life.

-Lexi xo

8 comments

  1. Sounds like an amazing exhibition. I haven't heard of him before but I love his work! The first photo is stunning, I love how natural the model looks! xx

    www.lexiealexandra.com

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    1. It really was! I know it's beautiful <3

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  2. Looks like a great exhibition! The first to photos im so in love with. The second one says so much about that time's history you know?

    styleriottt.blogspot.com

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    1. Absolutely! Yeah it's so interesting to capture little things like that which mean so much later.

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  3. Need to go to this, looks so great x

    rubys-eyes.blogspot.com

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  4. *i've been too busy to read blogs recently so expect a million comments from me catching up approximately now haha!* his photos are amazing - love the 'please adjust your dress one! you're so lucky you got to do all of this, especially instead of school haha! xxx

    thisisfrom-matilda.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. haha no worries thanks for all your lovely comments! I know it's a great week everyone goes on different trips and activities xo

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