‘The Art of Behind the Scenes’ is a unique photographic exhibition that captures spontaneous snapshots of life behind the lens during the making of some of the greatest films of the 20th & 21st century.
The exhibition showcases the skill of the stills photographers whose talents have often been overlooked and underappreciated.
Many of the images are little known and some are being shown for the first time, shining a light into previously unseen corners of silver screen legends. The photographs capture moments frozen in time that speak volumes about the experience of creation. It is these elements that make ‘The Art of Behind the Scenes’ such a unique and magical exhibition.
This year, the images capture film icons’ natural glamour, such as Grace Kelly resting between shots on the set of ‘High Society’, or Brigitte Bardot and Jean-Luc Godard arm-in-arm during the filming of ‘Le Mepris’ in 1963 Capri.
The photographs also show the beautifully pregnant pauses between the action, from Michael Caine relaxing on a deck chair during the filming of Guy Green’s 1968 film ‘The Magus on Mallorca’ to a pensive David Lean captured between takes of ‘Dr Zhivago’ in 1964.
The power of a great photograph to evoke emotion, thoughts and memories continues to astound us all. Cinema now as ever brings people together and magnifies dreams.
- CHARLES FINCH 2016