The Hollywood Re-loaded exhibition is a bold and brash reinvention of Terry O'Neil's portraits of Hollywood icons posing with guns.
Portraits of stars like Michael Caine
, Brigitte Bardot and Roger Moore,
each with sleek firearm in hand, are pockmarked by bullets fired by ex-Special Forces turned artist and reportage photographer, Bran Symondson
, using the same gun as in each portrait.
Guns and the violence they symbolise become subjects, displacing Hollywood stars and the glorified ethos they mediate as well as create.
The renowned photographer's last exhibition, is a provocative collaboration with artist, Bran Symondson, who commented:
"He was a photography icon and legend, so being given the chance to work with him, especially on his last exhibition, will remain my life's biggest honour."
Bran added: "My only wish is that I could have met him sooner, he had so much to give."
Born in 1938, Terry O'Neill CBE received critical acclaim for his iconic photographs of Hollywood stars and celebrities in the 60s and 70s, widely recognized as definitive of the era.
'Hollywood Re-loaded' will be extended to the 27th November 2019 at HOFA Gallery on Maddox Street. CLICK HERE for more details.