Perhaps best known as a collaborator on the legendary Beatles album cover for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Vandenburg’s first monograph ‘On a Good Day’ brings together his London street portraits from the 1970 — 80’s, and will be released to coincide with Photo London at Som- erset House, 19 — 22 May 2016, where a specially curated selection of original prints from the book will be exhibited by Eric Franck Fine Art.
‘On a Good Day’ captures the style, mood and tone of 70- 80s London and features appearances from Motorhead’s Lemmy (Ian Fraser Kilmister) and Jordan (Pamela Rooke) the infamous shop assistant at Vivian Westwood’s shop SEX.
He enthuses: ‘it’s a great time being young, with your whole life ahead of you. It’s a time for love, hope, dreaming, great creativity. It’s a time away from home, breaking free from parents, home, creating freedom. You feel you can be anything and do anything. The future looks very positive.’
Every picture in this book is imbued with a positive, uplifting intention. He was gifted with somehow being able to strike a rapport with, and feel empathy for, his subjects almost instantly.
Though beguilingly simple, even to the extent of appearing like lucky snapshots when seen in isolation, these photographs are the result of careful study, years of practice and personal philosophical choices.”
Published May 2016
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