18 May 2020
In an age where immediacy is the norm, the British photographer, Mark Vessey, has factored in the luxury of taking time to create enviable collections. From books to vinyls, magazine and even Absolut Vodka bottles, Vessey's approach to photography will make you stop in your tracks.
We recently had the pleasure of visiting Mark Vessey's studio. Greeted by Albus, a Dachshund with a bark worst than his bite. Mark's studio is located on the top two floors of his apartment in Brighton. Above: Charlotte and Mark sitting under Playboy and Bowie
Sunday morning reading... SO proud to say that #TheObserver #NewReview have published an interview on my Collections work by #KathrynBromwich #markvessey #Disco #Vinyl #lovemagazine #jamesbond #ladybird #sundaypaper #contemporaryart #art #observernewreview #limitededition
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His on going body of work; Collections has taken him to some of the most extraordinary places and met the characters who have spent their lives collecting records or archival magazines. When speaking to Vessey, he recants one particular moment when he picked up someone's collection of magazines to shoot and he could see the client was so apprehensive when handing them over as the objects are their most prized possessions.
Above: The beginnings of a new collection of Royal Opera House productions
Keep an eye on this upcoming exclusive release of the Royal Opera House edition with Hang-Up Gallery... Above: Mark Vessey Studio with Absolut hanging
Penguin | 2018 | 48 x 108 cm | Edition 50 | £495 | Larger print available | Edition 15 | £1,150
“My work is about trying to establish a sense of order. There is comfort in collecting things, studying things that people take for granted, grouping every day objects into such a way that they become something special, seeing how they fit together to become a thing of great beauty.”
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For Mark's latest release, he has collaborated with Norman Cook aka Fatboy Slim and selected the vinyls that have shaped his musical career and consolidated the records into one photograph.
National Geographic | 2018 | 80 x 90 cm | Edition of 50 | £495 | Larger print available | Edition of 15 | £1,150
"It's the emotional attachment to tangible objects that I find really interesting. They have a story to tell." - Spinal columns: the joy of the collection. The Observer, Kathryn Bromwich.
Vogue | 2016 | 80 x 100 cm | Edition of 12 | £825 | *Final edition available*
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*Main image taken by Ola Teper
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