Bryan Ferry Shows Off His Photographic Prowess in L.A.
By Susan Michals
Beginning Thursday, October 20th, singer Bryan Ferry - yes, the dapper, suave and oh-so-elegant frontman of the British rock band Roxy Music - will showcase his photographic works at The Michael Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.
On display will be numerous images from his latest musical endeavor, the album, Olympia where he used none other than perennial "It" girl and iconic model, Kate Moss. "Kate has long been the 'femme fatale' of our age, the most glamorous female icon since Marilyn Monroe," said Ferry on Kohn's website. "Olympia" by Manet - [was] a kind of early pin-up picture, and in a sense a forerunner of some 20th Century Pop Art, which I feel strongly connected to. I wanted a cover girl for this record who could convey the glamorous notoriety of the original 'Olympia' painting, and my choice was Kate Moss."
In total there are 5 portraits, as well as 1 large and 2 small landscapes - all of Moss. But that’s not all. Roxy Music fans - okay, all lovers of anything Bryan Ferry will be thrilled to also see some of his early album covers up close and personal, including the infamous “Siren” cover of the woman who would soon become his lady love, Jerry Hall - albeit temporarily. (The two met while Hall was shooting this cover; two years later she moved on to another rock star, Mick Jagger).