20 September 2010 The Examiner
Everybody loves Julian Lennon; Timeless photo exhibit opening a huge success
September 17, 2010 (New York, NY) — There are few people in the world who can entice Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono, Cynthia Lennon, May Pang, Pattie Boyd, Bob Gruen, Sid Bernstein, Mick Rock and Henry Diltz, plus a bevvy of other rock and art world luminaries, to join together for a cause. In fact, maybe Julian Lennon is the only one.
Last night was the opening night party for Julian Lennon’s photographic exhibit at the Morrison Hotel Gallery here. It was a full house, to say the least. Just look around the social media sites this morning and you’ll catch a glimpse of any one of the notables from the history of rock and photography mentioned above jammed together in the comfortable but jam-packed confines of the Morrison Hotel Gallery location on the Bowery.
But setting aside all the hyperbole about who was in attendance Lennon’s work is really beautiful, and truly engaging. The collection of limited edition and hand signed portraiture and landscape photography, entitled “Timeless”, was curated by one of the most sought after celebrity photographers, Timothy White, and sponsored in part by Lennon’s charity, The White Feather Foundation.
While Lennon’s landscapes are stunning, with a magical quality to them, especially interesting are his candid shots of U2 – recording their new album in Lennon’s recording studio – and his brother Sean on tour. The intimacy is palpable and, though a shot of Bono beneath an image of Lennon’s father in Hamburg calls to mind the ego that U2’s lead singer seems to personify, they work on many levels and bring the subjects down to earth in a way that few photographers have been able to accomplish in recent years.
So catch this one if you’re in town. You’ll be surprised and amazed at Lennon’s natural talent and skill as a photographer.
The Morrison Hotel Gallery is at 313 Bowery (between Bowery & Bleecker Street) and can be reached at (212) 677-2253. “Timeless” runs through October 7th.
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