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Michi Nakao

Moments In Time: A Rock n Roll Retrospective by Michi Nakao

Chelsea Old Town Hall, Chelsea, London SW3. 5EE

15th - 28th May 2017 Entry Free

This unique photographic exhibition features a series of images taken by the leading Japanese photographer Michi Nakao. A former make up artist with a celebrity clientele. Artists also featured in this exhibition include Chrissie Hynde, Brian Eno, Albie Daluca, Kim Wilde, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltry and many more.

In addition Michi includes a series of images in which she combines her two favourite mediums; film and paint.

There are many stunning images, never before seen in such a public setting, taken from Michi's private collection and which mark significant moments in the lives of many contributors to rock and roll and beyond.

Notes For Editors:

Born in Japan, Michi Nakao has always worked in visual forms, as an illustrator, painter, and make-up artist. She moved to London in the mid-1970s. In Japan she began working extensively as a stylist, choosing costumes for artists appearing in photo and video shoots. It is from this intensive experience in the world of fashion and music during the 1970s and early 1980s that Michi Nakao's photography derives. This is the provenance of her elegant, beautiful images.

Critique:

“A strength of Michi's work is her ability to find majesty in the mundane.” (Chris Salewicz, Novelist )

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