Benjamin McMahon: Not Myself

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Benjamin McMahon: Not Myself
'Helen Bonham Carter' © Benjamin McMahon

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"Less Kardashian, more Kahlo," is how Benjamin McMahon describes his intended mode of portrait photography. Throughout his career, McMahon has taken the photos of celebs including Judy Dench, Richard E Grant, Gillian Anderson, Alan Rickman, Gilbert & George, Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan. Frequently, he was constrained to taking a sitter's photograph in a five to ten minute slot. In an attempt to get a more truthful pic, McMahon started asking the people he met to pose their own self-portrait. The results of that experiment are now on display as part of this exhibition at Elephant West. 

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