Yesterday I went to the National Portrait Gallery in London; it was fabulous!
My main objective was to get into the ground floor Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition – a very reasonable £4 charge was levied and I was in.
The blurb says this is the leading competition to celebrate and promote the very best in contemporary portrait photography from around the world.
Certainly the many images were spread across both traditional and contemporary approaches to photographic portraits, I don’t even know who Taylor Wessing are, but well done on them, because this was a great show.
Having moved on upstairs, I was allowed to get my camera out; I only took a couple of pictures, I hope you like them.
I don’t think they like you taking pictures in here….of course there was one addition that was rather poignant; Mr Bowie.
And that’s all I have to say about that. Except that afterwards I had to get some fresh air and walk around Trafalgar Square, and say hello to some old friends my wife and I had both been perched upon for pictures as young children.