Tim Motion's unrivalled reputation as a jazz photographer began back in '71 when he captured Miles Davis at the Lisbon Jazz festival and later, after several encounters with the legendary, jazz genre defining, Newport All Stars.
A unique exhibition, Eye for the Sound showcases a host of striking images that capture some of the most influential musicians in jazz history - providing an insight into the vibrant world of the genre, capturing its' stars in their element and the passion of their performances. Spanning a forty year labour of love for Tim, a double bass player and something of a jazz aficionado himself, the exhibits include icons such as Ray Charles, Theolonius Monk, Miles Davis, Bo Diddley, Slim Gaillard and Art Blakey.
Back in the mid 70's, Tim was a familiar figure down at Pizza Express, Dean Street, and Ronnie Scotts - where all the Jazz greats were playing, hanging out with his Hasselblad camera and capturing some remarkable moments in Londons happening Jazz scene, as well as those from around the world. Nowadays, you are more likely to see him hanging out of a helicopter or hot air balloon, (still with his treasured Hasselblad, now 60 years old). A trip in the skies over New Orleans Jazz Festival one year kick-started a passion for aerial photography and a successful world wide career in it, and he loves nothing more than capturing the ever changing landscape of London from the air. Back on land, he's a photographer/writer for Hot Air Ballooning magazine and an active campaigner for the rights of photographers, through the A.O.P.
An Eye for the Sound fuses Tim's passion for both the music and photography and is a captivating piece of Jazz history.,
4 May - 12 June 2010
Richard Young Gallery, 4 Holland Street. London W8 4LT
Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:00pm, Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday 10.30am - 5.00pm