It is difficult to summarise Sarah Moon's fantastical photography - almost thirty years of image making has made Sarah Moon a legend in her own lifetime. Well known for her personalised commercial and editorial work since the early 1970s, Moon has continued to investigate a dream world of her own invention, without repetition or compromise. For more than thirty-five years, Moons heart-stopping fashion images have bucked every so-called commercial trend, from the need to establish eye contact it is only rarely there to the belief that the most alluring fashion photograph must be glossy, even hyper-real.
About Colour brings together new, old and unseen works, photographed exclusively in colour.
I think of colour as more of a common language. More generous, more open, not transposed, the language of the real. When I shoot flowers or any still life, or fashion, colour forces me to be more abstract, I have to make the effort to transpose it, in order to get closer to what it was that first impressed me For me, black and white is closer to introspection, to memories, to loneliness and loss, I dont see the same in colour its another language, a living language. - Sarah Moon 2008
About Colour follows Moons major 2013 exhibition Alchimies at the Muséum National DHistoire Naturelle, Paris. Her work has been exhibited in Europe, Japan and the United States and in 2008 she was awarded the Prix Nadar award for her book 12345.
About Colour runs from the 20th February 5th April 2014 at the Michael Hoppen Gallery
: 3 Jubilee Place, London SW3 3TD.