The second opening party of St Barth Photo Festival 2021 will unveil the exhibition By The Pool by Greg Lotus, at the Christopher Hotel on November 25th.
Following on from the opening party of Ellen von Unwerth at the Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France the night before, visitors will enjoy on Thanksgiving Day a selection of eleven images of the American photographer.
In keeping with the island’s theme, the exhibition presents a series of photographs that celebrate high fashion by the pool. Each image is infused with a strong sense of refinement and sophistication, featuring carefully choreographed scenes which often use the physicality of the body as a means of expression by drawing on themes of sport such as swimming and aerobics. Lotus’ captivating images portray worlds of perfection with their highly polished and meticulously posed models, yet after closer study the images reveal their imperfections, playing with the viewer’s sense of reality.
Greg Lotus, represented by The Selects Gallery at the event, is a frequent contributor to publications such as, Vanity Fair, GQ, L’Uomo Vogue, W magazine and Italian Vogue, having been given his first big break by the late Franca Sozzani herself in 2004. Similarly, to his opening night forerunner, Ellen von Unwerth, Lotus too began his early career as a model and quickly turned his interest behind the lens.
As the St Barth Photo Festival 2021 continues, each opening night unveils a new realm of visual language with artists who all have a very different approach to Fashion Photography and offers an opportunity to immerse into each artist vision.
Marie Audier D’Alessandris
November 23rd, Festival Opening: Wallhouse Museum – Laurent Polo-Garnier and Camellia Menard, Emergence
November 24th Cheval Blanc – Ellen von Unwerth, Party Time
November 25th Christopher – Greg Lotus, By the Pool
November 26th Toiny – David Drebin, Sea Gazing
November 27th Rosewood Le Guanahani – Marco Glaviano, 50 Years in Saint Barth
November 28th Hôtel Barrière Carl Gustaf – Brian Bowen Smith, Drivebys
November 29th Le Sereno – David Bellemere, Flowers
November 30th Villa Marie – Ben Watts, Summer Island
December 1st Manapany – Greg Kadel, Plein Soleil
December 2nd Le Barthélemy – Fred Meylan, Swim Forever
Eden Rock – Daniel Arsham, Moon Shots
For programming details, more information about the artist and the artworks, visit www.sbhartweek.com and follow @artweeksbh.