November 9, 2016 at 1:45 pm  •  Posted in Art, Blog, Photography, Strong Women by  •  0 Comments

Alistair Guy has an eye for the beautiful, the powerful and his subject is ‘Strong Women’.

Celebrated Photographer, Alistair Guy is a regular contributor to some of the world’s most famous fashion magazines, including British Vogue, Harper’s Bazar UK and i-D. His exhibition, ‘Strong Women’  is starting at Cafe Royle until November 21st, organised by Zebra Gallery’s Art Curator, Gabrielle du Plooy. This exhibition includes  fashion designer Daphne Guinness, Hollywood stars Melanie Griffith and Tippi Hedren, Daphane Selfe is amongst the celebrated women, being known as one of the oldest superwomen in the world she definitely belongs at the top. Most of the images were shot in the comfort of their own homes. I caught up with Alistair who tells me why he is inspired by strong women. 

Why did you decide this subject matter, to photograph strong women?

I began by photographing Daphne Selfe who is the main inspiration for this project. Her strength and courage as a women in the fashion industry for over 50 years has always astounded me and her publishing her biography last year entitled ‘The Way We Wore’ about her life in clothing sums this all up too.


What attributes makes a strong women to you? 

Somebody who sticks at what they do and creates their dream. Strong Women is centred on creative women in fashion, film and music.

Who are your inspirations in life?

This is a personal project and all the subjects for me have been a pure inspiration. I have the pleasure of knowing them all. My mother of course is the main reason I’m here and many of the women involved (three of the subjects were pregnant at the time of the shoots) also have their own children too which add more to the strength of them all.


What are you hoping people see in your work? 

To enjoy the timeless black and white film imagery and to celebrate the strength of women.

What projects are you working on next?

I have started the next project which is similar to my previous exhibition White Shirts about a personal, staple piece of clothing.
Strong Women’ Photography Exhibition,
Cafe Royale
November 10th – 21st
Zebra One Gallery
November 21st onwards… 

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