Galleries

A one man show of Photography at Kate Vass Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Date: October 20th, 2017 – January 20th 2018
Venue: Kate Vass Galerie, Feldeggstrasse 88, 8008, Zürich, Switzerland
Link: www.katevassgalerie.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katevassgalerie/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katevassgalerie/


Holden Luntz Exhibition: Under The Bright Lights – Fashionable Moments

Date: January 7th – February 16th 2017
Venue:Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480, United States
Link: http://bit.ly/1T8umPi

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Joe Macari invites you to a private viewing of photographs by Jim Lee

Date: Artists reception 5th July 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:45pm
Venue: Joe Macari Performance Cars, 249-251 Merton Road, London, SW18 5EB
RSVP to Holly: events@joemacari.com

Exhibition: 5th – 12th July 2016
Time: 10am – 6pm

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Photography meets fast cars

London-based photographer and film director, Jim Lee, has teamed up with Lou Proud Photographs and South London’s leading Ferrari and Maserati dealership, Joe Macari Performance Cars, to exhibit a selection of key works from his career spanning over five decades. It promises to take guests on a heady visual journey, beginning in the 1960s.

Starting on 6th July and running until 12th July, his photographs will be set against a dramatic backdrop of some of the fastest cars money can buy. Since his Arrested book launch and much-lauded photography show at Somerset House in 2012, which saw his work unveiled to a whole new legion of fans, Lee has been showing his work worldwide, including America and Russia.

After working as a fashion photographer with designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Versace and Ossie Clark, Lee switched to film directing, creating hundreds of commercials for such mammoth names as Guinness, American Express, Coca-Cola and Elizabeth Arden. His earlier photographs now form part of the permanent collection at the V&A Museum, London, with additional photographs held in the archives of Moscow’s Multimedia Art Museum.

His life has been anything but dull. Lee left the UK for Australia on the ocean liner, Oriana, aged 17, discovered his father was a spy in 1965, miraculously came back to life after 19 days in a coma and tragically lost his son, Orlando, in a car accident when he was just 13 years old. With an eye for the bizarre, abstract and glamorous, Jim’s photographs are strongly influenced by his life, and he lists early Helmut Newton, Guy Bourdin and Norman Rockwell as major influences.

Being a photographer with such a colourful and sometimes controversial past means he’s met scores of interesting people along the way, including once racing driver now performance car specialist, Joe Macari. Talking about their friendship, Jim says, ‘Joe and I go back a long way. I first met Joe when he was 17; he fell in love with my car – a 911 Porsche Turbo – and later employed my son, Jack, to clean cars for him when he was going through a tough time. As a thank you I gave Joe one of my photographs, which he still has in his office. Our relationship grew and we have been firm friends ever since.’

After storing his photographs at Joe’s showroom following his Somerset House exhibition, they discussed curating an exhibition at his vast Wimbledon showroom. Jim’s first choice was Lou Proud, former Head of Photographs at auction house, Phillips, and part of the team who successfully launched Arrested.

‘I knew Lou was the perfect person to curate this exhibition,’ says Jim. ‘Firstly, she’s an independent curator at the top of her game, secondly, she knows and likes my work and has sold it before, and thirdly, the contacts she has built up over the past 20 years are the perfect match for my work.’

‘But, most importantly, Lou is an adorable person with an incredibly refreshing, visionary approach to photography. This exhibition will bring together our shared interests and celebrate not only art and cars, but a mutual respect for each other’s work.’

Talking about Lee, Proud says, ‘When Jim and I met, we immediately got on; we have a similar maverick outlook. I see him as an important mentor – he has experienced so much of life and always has solid, kind advice outside our world of photography.’

‘Jim’s images really speak to me. I’m attracted to the way he creates these very particular pastiches. There’s an emotive texture of time and place and a feeling of great style, while at the same time making you feel like you’re experiencing something different. His pictures take you to a place you want to be, where everyone is hugely classy, smells of heady perfume and is naughtily sexy in a discreet way – he’s like a rock ‘n’ roll Cecil Beaton.’

‘So many people are attracted to Jim’s work. People who love long, elongated women, glamour, hedonism, fashion, those who scraped though staying alive in the ‘60s and ‘70s and those who love elegance with a sense of humour.’

The exhibition aims to let people really experience his work and enjoy an incredible journey in unique surroundings. Lee says, ‘Joe has this beautifully designed, gargantuous space full of incredible cars that will work perfectly with my photographs – we hope it will make a real impact on people visiting the exhibition.’

Many of Lee’s best-known photographs will be on show during the week-long exhibition, including Ossie Clark Aeroplane, Beachy Head and Willie Midget, along with other more rarely seen images.

Notes to editors

What: Jim Lee Exhibition in association with Lou Proud Photographs and Joe Macari
When: Private View – 5th July, 6.30-9.45pm; General admission – 6-12th July, 10am-6pm
Where: Joe Macari Performance Cars, 249-251 Merton Road, London, SW18 5EB. Map.

For more information go to: jimlee.tv, louproudphotographs.com or joemacari.com.

For interview opportunities, Q&As, hi res images and all other press enquiries, please contact Jo Reeder at Jo Reeder PR.
Email: joannereeder@icloud.com, mobile: +44 (0)7767 069468.

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Palm Beach: Just Out of Reach, Pictures with an Edge

Date:April 16th – May 28th 2016
Time:1100hrs-1700hrs
Venue:Holden Luntz Gallery, 332 Worth Avenue, Palm Beach, Florida 33480, United States
Link: http://bit.ly/1T8umPi


PHOTO LONDON 2016 at SOMERSET HOUSE

Thursday 19 May – 12:00 – 20:30
Friday 20 May – 12:00 – 19:30
Saturday 21 May – 12:00 – 18:00
Sunday 22 May -12:00 – 18:00
Venue:Somerset House, Strand, London
Link: http://bit.ly/1T8umPi


Paul Smith – Platinum Portfolio Exhibition

Date: Monday 7 September – Tuesday 15 September 2015
Time: 1000hrs-1800hrs
Venue: Paul Smith, 9 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4HH


Holden Luntz Gallery – Palm Beach

http://www.holdenluntz.com/artists/jim-lee


JIM LEE / ARRESTED – Somerset House Exhibition

35 images of the Somerset House Exhibition 2012

Resume of photographs – Somerset House Exhibition 2012


JIM LEE / ARRESTED – Phillips Book Launch


American International Fine Art fair


Galeria Moriarty Exhibition – Madrid


Galleria Carla Sozzani Exhibition – Milan


’69 – Hamiltons Gallery Exhibition – London


Eye for images – Firehouse Exhibition – London