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William Ellis brings his acclaimed photography exhibition to our showrooms

From Friday 24th September 2021

We are pleased to announce a major exhibition featuring the works of internationally renowned photographer, William Ellis.

Designed for music lovers, the show will feature images of major artists in concert and backstage, a striking new collection of handmade silver gelatin prints, and a series of portraits and interviews from the unique One LP project first seen in New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music.

Opening event on Friday 24th September, 5-9pm (admission is free).

Please email edinburgh@loud-clear.co.uk to let us know you will be coming to our opening night.

William Ellis will be in attendance on the 24th and 25th September. There is a walkabout session with William and the chance to take part in your own professional photography session with William featuring your own album of importance! Both on Saturday. Scroll down for more information…

Photography exhibition

Artists featured in the exhibition will include Miles Davis, Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, Paul McCartney, Al Green, Tracy Chapman and James Brown.

The striking images will be displayed throughout our showrooms and will be enhanced by carefully selected tracks played through some of the world’s finest hi-fi.

Insights and Anecdotes: The Stories behind the Pictures

Saturday 25 September, 11.00 – 11.30

Get the low down on working with some of the world’s great musicians on a special guided tour of the exhibition with William.

Free but please reserve your place now as places are very limited.

One LP Project

At the One LP exhibition in New York, visitors had the opportunity to have an individual photography portrait session of them holding an album of great personal significance.

This was accompanied by an interview exploring the personal meaning and value of the chosen LP.

Time Out New York was particularly impressed by the One LP project:

‘British photographer William Ellis is perhaps best known for his impeccable photos of jazz musicians. Truly cool interactive exhibits like this that combine multiple art forms don’t come around often’.

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Artists who participated include Jack Bruce, Carol Kidd, Annie Ross, Peggy Seeger, Johnny Marr, Eddi Reader, Gregory Porter, Kenny Burrell and Robert Glasper.

The project has been taken up by academia and is the subject of a research program at Birmingham City University that explores the ways we can use the photographic image and words to capture something of the place of recorded music in our cultural identity.


Commission your own One LP portrait session on Saturday 25th September

Take part in your own professional photography session with William featuring your own album of importance! We have thoroughly enjoyed our individual session with him!

You will receive a signed LP sized print of your portrait, a printed transcript of your interview and the option of appearing on the onelp.org website.

The sessions will take place on from 2.00pm Saturday 25th September at our showroom in Leith and each will take around 10 – 15 minutes

£75.00 per person, £120.00 for a couple. Places are very limited so book now!

About William Ellis

William Ellis was born in Liverpool in 1957. His work is in the collection of the National Portrait Gallery and has been shown in galleries and festivals throughout the world. His work is held in private collections and those of the National Portrait Gallery, the ARChive of Contemporary Music, New York, the American Jazz Museum, Kansas City and his work on reggae is in the collection of The University of the West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica.

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