I was thrilled to have finally got the aGenda project out there when it was officially launched on 23rd August with the private view for 150 guests. Great music, great drinks, amazing location, many an intriguing conversation and a thoroughly enjoyable (and knackering) night for me. A great way to kick off what turned out to be an extended (due to high visitor numbers) two-week exhibition on London's famous and beautiful South Bank.
It was made even better by having so many of my subjects in attendance. The project started over a year before the exhibition existed so in that time, they had all grown substantially and were running riot about the gallery - stealing the show for sure.
I'm pleased to say we had c.2500 visitors across the 10 days - doing projects like this is all about getting the work seen by the people, and igniting conversation and debate... it worked! To see a quick 60second highlights reel of the private view please see below.
I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all those involved that help make this happen. The gallery staff at Coin Street, friends and family helping me rig and de-rig, all the parents of my subjects and the brilliant babes themselves! Please click here to see the whole project and read more about it.
Seeing commercial and advertising work on billboards is amazing - it's seriously an amazing feeling seeing your work up there and any other photographer who tells you otherwise is lying! But then there's seeing your original work - aGenda not only featured in adverts all across the Southbank but it took over the huge digital billboard at Waterloo for a whole week - such a satisfying feeling. My name (and work) in lights... literally!