Art on a Postcard (AOAP) is pleased to announce the release of its first series of beautifully produced photography boxsets, available from 1 December. The boxsets are designed for photography enthusiasts to own sets of limited edition prints by fine art photographers at an affordable price. Each box set is priced at £250 each with 50% of proceeds going to The Hepatitis C Trust and 50% to the photographer.
Photographers Miles Aldridge, Julia Fullerton-Batten, Sandro Miller, Ade Adekola and Harry Borden have each made a selection of 10 museum quality prints which will be presented in individual archival boxes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity. These beautiful collector’s items will be available from the Art on a Postcard online shop in time for Christmas.
Miles Aldridge (British, b.1964) is a fashion photographer widely known for his distinctive over-saturated, surreal, and glamorous photographs. In his work, Aldridge sets a stage and mood akin to the great Hollywood directors of the 1940s through 1960s. Infused with intense colour, light, and drama, his women and men are always beautiful and detached. The women he portrays, in particular, are often caught in dark or mysterious situations.
Aldridge’s photographs have been exhibited in the Miami Beach Art Expo (2007); the Galerie Alex Daniels, Amsterdam (2006 and 2008); the Contributed Studio for the Arts, Berlin (2010); the Gallery Hotel Art, Florence (2010); his first United States solo show, The Cabinet and Acid Candy, was displayed at the Steven Kasher Gallery in New York City (2009). His work is in numerous permanent collections including the National Portrait Gallery, London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and the International Center of Photography, New York.
Julia Fullerton-Batten is a worldwide acclaimed and exhibited fine-art photographer. Fullerton-Batton’s body of work encompasses twelve major projects which span a decade of her career in the field.
Julia’s use of unusual locations, highly creative settings, street-cast models, accented with cinematic lighting are hallmarks of her style. She insinuates visual tensions in her images and imbues them with a mystique that teases the viewer into continually re-examining the picture; something new coming to the fore each time. These qualities have established enthusiasts for her work worldwide and at all ends of the cultural spectrum, from casual viewers to connoisseurs of fine-art photography.
Fullerton-Batten has won countless awards for both her commercial and fine-art work, and is a Hasselblad Master. She was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service. These are now held there in a permanent collection. Other images are also in permanent collection at the Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ade Adekola’s work spans a variety of media: photography, installations, and interactive art. He is a Nigerian-born Architect turned contemporary artist. Self-taught, he has been making images since his early teens. Ade’s eye is influenced by a blend of visual languages that cut across multiple cultures. In his recent works he redirects his practice to creating contemporary representations from traditional and urban Nigerian culture. For example, he creates new expressions of traditional textiles; glittering gemstone photo mosaics from ethnographic images; large scale photomontages of urban dwellers; iconic blur images of festivals and optical kinetic pieces from urban photograms. His work is colourful and often uses overlapping images. His innovative compositions add new perspectives to African photography.
Harry Borden is a British portrait photographer based in London. His subjects have included celebrities Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Jamie Oliver, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher. Examples of Borden’s work are held in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London and National Portrait Gallery, Australia.
Morgan Freeman from the Harry Borden boxset
Sandro began photographing in Chicago at the age of sixteen and has since devoted his thirty-plus-years career to creating expressive images from his elegant Ukranian Village studio. With numerous award-winning commercial campaigns to his credit, Sandro is one of today’s most respected commercial and fine art photographers.
Sandro’s editorial work has been featured in Communication Arts, Details, Esquire, ESPN Magazine, Eyemazing, Forbes, GQ, Graphis, Newsweek, New York Magazine, The New Yorker, Russian Esquire, Stern, Time, Vibe, Wired and has been exhibited worldwide. Sandro has a working relationship with Nikon and is responsible for introducing their latest technology to the professional photographic world. At the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity in France, in July 2011, Sandro was presented a Saatchi & Saatchi Best New Director Award for his short video “Butterflies” featuring John Malkovich.