'Visions Of Dylan'
To celebrate the worldwide release of the 'Dylan' retrospective album on 1st October 2007, an exhibition of photographs has been commissioned by a very select group of fans from the worlds of music, film, fashion and art including Ronnie Wood, Patti Smith, Bryan Adams, Tracey Emin, Sam Taylor-Wood, Kate Nash, and Lily Cole. Curated by Suzanne Bisset, in cooperation with Sony cameras, the 'Visions Of Dylan' show will be exhibited at The Hospital in Covent Garden, online for two weeks (www.dylan07.com) and then the prints will be auctioned with 100% of all profits going to WAR Child; Bob Dylan's preferred charity.
The photographs in the show illustrate what the music of Dylan personally means to each of the contributors – how they've connected with a particular song, the first time Dylan's music came into their life that has always remained with them, or an interpretation of their favourite song in a picture. Each picture is an individual interpretation.
The exhibition will launch at The Hospital, Covent Garden on Monday 1st October, with contributors in attendance. Explaining why she got involved in the exhibition, Tracey Emin said: "I have been listening to Bob Dylan since I was a little girl. As a kid I would sit on the floor cross-legged, screaming out the lyrics...
That's the story of a hurricane?
I'd like to spend some time in Mozambique; the sunny skies are aqua blue?
…I think as a twelve year old, to be listening to Bob Dylan, enjoying and understanding the lyrics, I would without doubt say that it had a major influence on me to be an artist, to be affected by something real and meaningful."
Sadie Frost took inspiration for her photographs from the titles of two Dylan songs, I Want You and It's All Over Now Baby Blue. She explains her choice; "When I was 19 and had met a beautiful boy, I Want You is the song we played together… it reminds me of youth and passion… exciting times. It's All Over Now Baby Blue reminds me of breaking up… the last embrace… when you both know its over but you're still there!"
In addition to viewing the exhibition Visions Of Dylan online at dylan07.com, fans will also have the opportunity to contribute their own photographic images, inspired by Bob Dylan. The winner, chosen by one of the celebrity photographers, will receive a Sony digital camera and the chance to have his or her own photograph included in the exhibit.
All of the contributors were each given a Sony digital SLR camera – the A100; a camera that combines superb picture quality with impressive but simple to use functions. Sony is the ideal camera brand for those who want to create inspiring and creative pictures, and take their photography on to the next level.
'DYLAN', released worldwide on 1st October via Columbia Records, is the definitive Bob Dylan collection chronicling the artist's four decades of groundbreaking studio recordings, as well as his unparalleled influence on popular music and culture.
20 contributors to Visions Of Dylan are Tracey Emin, Mani, Sam Taylor-Wood, Patti Smith, Bryan Adams, Ronnie Wood, Dan McMillan, Tim Noble & Sue Webster, Sadie Frost, Mary McCartney, Lily Cole, Marc Quinn, Gavin Turk, Scarlet Page, Peaches Geldof, Jasmine Guinness, Bill Drummond, Jade Parfitt, Kate Nash.
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