Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, Noel Gallagher, Brian May and Paul Weller are all Resonators. They are guitarists - guitar heroes - and with the rest of rocks elite are the subjects of photographer Scarlet Pages exhibition of epic portraits in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust, which will be shown at ArtHouse, Londons newest independent cinema and events venue in Crouch End, N8.
The daughter of Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin (the guitarists guitarist), Scarlet grew up surrounded by music and musicians. She began her career in photography establishing herself as a successful and in demand music photographer. She had been taking pictures of bands for over 15 years before she finally managed to shoot Jimmy officially for a Sunday newspaper. The resulting shot gave her the idea of portraits of other guitar legends. Scarlet explains, I really wanted to do a charity project and Teenage Cancer Trust, with its incredible musical pedigree, and the amazing work it does, seemed ideal. Ive been shooting now for over a year, and Im not going to stop just yet.
To coincide with the opening night of Resonators, ArtHouse will screen the rock documentary Celebration Day (2012) as a ticketed event on 9 July at 8:00pm, followed by a Q&A with director Dick Carruthers. Celebration Day was shot on 10 December, 2007, when Led Zeppelin took the stage of Londons O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for their friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. The Daily Telegraph described it as as celebration of rock n roll at its most moving, magical and magnificent.
Resonators is free to view, 9 July to 6 August, at ArtHouse, 159 Tottenham Lane, London N8 9BT. Mon to Fri, 9am- 12am; Sat, 9am 1am and Sun, 9am 11pm.
Prints are for sale and profits will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust.
For prints see: http://shootgroup.com/prints/scarlet-page-resonators
Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the six young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day. The charity builds specialist units within NHS hospitals bringing young people together to be treated by teenage cancer experts in a place designed just for them. Teenage Cancer Trust relies solely on donations to fund its vital work.