BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Arabic Spanish Russian Chinese Welsh
BBCi CATEGORIES   TV   RADIO   COMMUNICATE   WHERE I LIVE   INDEX    SEARCH 

BBC NEWS
 You are in: Entertainment: Arts
Front Page 
World 
UK 
UK Politics 
Business 
Sci/Tech 
Health 
Education 
Entertainment 
Showbiz 
Music 
Film 
Arts 
TV and Radio 
New Media 
Reviews 
Talking Point 
In Depth 
AudioVideo 


Commonwealth Games 2002

BBC Sport

BBC Weather

SERVICES 
Monday, 7 January, 2002, 17:48 GMT
Bryan Adams snaps Queen
Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams has branched out to photography
Celebrity photographer Rankin Waddell and Canadian rock star Bryan Adams have both taken photos of the Queen as part of golden jubilee celebrations this year.

Rankin, as he is best known, is a co-founder of the style magazine Dazed and Confused and is best known for his pictures of celebrities.

Bryan Adams, who has taken up photography relatively recently, has been included because of his work with the Prince's Trust.

Photographs by Prince Andrew and Lord Lichfield will also be included in a public exhibition.

Last month, British artist Lucian Freud unveiled his painting of the Queen to controversy.

Eclectic

The portrait was described as "thought-provoking and psychologically penetrating" by Charles Saumarez Smith, head of the National Portrait Gallery.

But Arthur Edwards, royal photographer on the Sun, said: "Freud should be locked in the Tower for this."

Robert Simon, editor of the British Art Journal, tells the newspaper: "It makes her look like one of the royal corgis who has suffered a stroke."

The choice of royal photographers for the golden jubilee is quite eclectic.

Recently Lord Lichfield said of Rankin: "What people forget is that it's very easy as a photographer to experiment, that doesn't take skill."

Rankin's latest book was a stylised study caled Male Nudes.

Last year celebrated photographer David Bailey included him on a list of Britain's top 10 photographers.

His subjects include Madonna, Terry Gilliam, David Bowie and Thom Yorke of Radiohead.

See also:

06 Sep 01 | Arts
Pop goes the Portrait Gallery
31 Oct 01 | UK Politics
Politicians' paintings unveiled
06 Sep 01 | Arts
UK's art king retires
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Arts stories are at the foot of the page.


E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Arts stories