Portraits of local artists by photographer Daniel Lewis
15 – 17 June sees the return of Artists At Home, the open studios across Chiswick, Hammersmith and Shepherd’s Bush.
Photographer Daniel Lewis was commissioned by Artists At Home to create a series of portraits of the artists at work, and the results are stunning. The photographs were the subject of his first solo exhibition in 2914 and two of the images from this project have been recognised in the ‘British Life Photography Awards’ and were subsequently in a touring exhibition across the UK. Since then he’s been commissioned by the National Geographic Traveller to photograph the Natural History Museum and last year to take a series of portraits of Premier League footballers. Photographing the artists he said was fascinating as their studios were all so different, each very telling of their personality and their work. And perhaps unusually for people used to controlling how things look, for the most part they took direction easily.
The artists in these pictures are all taking part in Artists At Home 2018. They are (above) men’s fashion designer Tristan V Christann. Below are weaver Bobbie Kociejowski, who makes richly coloured scarves and shawls on the loom in the sitting room of her flat in Hammersmith; Jonathan Mercer whose work includes repeated patterns, wood engravings and illustrations; Diana Everett, who paints delicate watercolours of flowers on her houseboat; painter Jeff Hoare, who dips his paintings in the sea to create the merging of colours which reflect its power; potter Linda Bloomfield; painter Ben Johnson, who creates huge architectural paintings in minute detail in his studio at Chiswick Mall; Jill Meager, who captures the vulnerability and fragility of wild birds and animals in her charcoal and pencil drawings at her home in Bedford Park; and photographer and printer Rennie Pilgrem, in his back garden shed studio in Shepherd’s Bush.
You can see all the artists who are showing their work in 2018 and where to find them at the Artists At Home website
For more about the history of Artists At Home over the last 50 years in Chiswick, read our feature in This Is Chiswick.
To see more of Daniel’s work go to his website