Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Wednesday 15th August: The Influence Project at Somerset House

I don't really like just posting my shots of photographs but I had to share this exhibition as it's such a great one to visit.  The East Wing of Somerset House has been filled with a myriad of portraits - all of legendary, incredible musicians and all totally new images.  Usually when you see this many iconic artists in one exhibition it will be of existing historical images but "The Influence Project" is all recent work by photographer Alexis Chabala and Curator Lorayne Crawford.  The duo have pulled together their personal favourite pioneers of R&B, Funk, Soul, Afrobeat and Hip Hop from Leon Ware and Roy Ayers to Chuck D and KRS-ONE.  Here are just a few of the stand-out sittings that I particularly loved including Erykah Badu, Anderson Paak, George Clinton, Sean Kuti, Tony Allen, Femi Kuti, Jazzie B, Thundercat and Jorja Smith.  Go and take a tour through time with a complete cross-section of International characters, mostly all captured in London!

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