Bryan Ferry, photographer

Bryan Ferry, ‘Tender is the Night’, 2010

Leg of Lamb’s favourite gentleman Bryan Ferry is an avid photographer as well as a musician.  Ferry’s responsible for a number of his own album covers, and recently photographed Kate Moss (above) for his latest record, Olympia.  The results of this shoot, along with a selection of earlier works, are currently on display at Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.

Bryan Ferry, ‘Siren’, 1975

Ferry was once taught by English pop-artist Richard Hamilton and owns an art collection of some repute, so it’s no surprise that his shoot with Moss had high art overtones.  Riffing on Manet’s Olympia, Ferry selected Moss as his “modern muse”, describing her as “…the ‘femme fatale’ of our age, as controversial as she is beautiful, and the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe”.  Leg of Lamb begs to differ.  Roxy Music’s previous cast of glamazons (also included in the show and featuring Ferry’s former squeeze Jerry Hall – above) would eat Moss for breakfast.

Bryan Ferry, Olympia, Michael Kohn Gallery, 8071 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, until November 5th.

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