MMX Gallery is delighted to be showing a selection of Brian Griffin's early work from the 1970s and 1980s. Exhibited prints include images from his books Moscow, 1974; Copyright 1978; Power, 1981 and Work, 1988.
Inspired by fine art movements; from Renaissance to Symbolism, Expressionism and Surrealism film and literature, Griffin began his career taking corporate portraits for Management Today Magazine in the early 1970s, the magazine that took the publishing world by storm, combining hard-hitting editorial with innovative design. Growing up and working in the Industrial Midlands of England, this influenced Griffin to define his aesthetic and install real emotions and character to the people in front of his camera, setting scenes and forging his own imaginative and unique visual language.
Drawing on his extensive back catalogue, MMX Gallery is exhibiting over thirty prints that have been rarely seen in London for decades, including some from the photographer's personal archive.
Most of the works on show are Vintage or Printed later Silver Gelatin prints.
There are also signed copies of Copyright 1978, his first photo book, published by the man himself; Brian Griffin as well as signed copies of England 1970s and Moscow 1974, published by Café Royal Books and available in the gallery.
Copyright 1978 publication signed by Brian Griffin is available now to purchase via gallery online shop.
"Griffin is known for his striking shots of everyone from Kate Bush and Elvis Costello to Iggy Pop. These early black and white images show why the smartest pop stars sought him out."