Glit­terati: fa­mous faces through a lens

A ret­ro­spec­tive ex­hi­bi­tion of the work of cel­e­brated pho­tog­ra­pher to the stars Joe Ban­gay opens this week­end at Blink Gallery in his home town of Mar­low

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - PEOPLE AND PLACES -

YOU will be see­ing stars if you head to Blink Gallery in Mar­low from Satur­day and through­out the month. They will be lining the walls as the gallery hosts Glit­terati, a ret­ro­spec­tive of the work of pho­tog­ra­pher Joe Ban­gay.

A col­lec­tion of iconic, limited edi­tion por­traits, Glit­terati fea­tures some of the great­est names in film, sports and pol­i­tics from the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Ban­gay be­gan his photography ca­reer in the RAF in Bor­neo be­fore be­com­ing a Fleet Street stal­wart.

He gained ac­cess to the he­do­nis­tic Lon­don mu­sic scene of the 1960s and went on to cap­ture some of the most flam­boy­ant faces of the next few decades. He was ac­cepted into the in­ner cir­cle of the glit­terati and pho­tographed them all. Now 85, he still lives and works in Mar­low.

Blink Gallery owner Fiona Hunter said: “Joe is a gen­uine leg­end and a real char­ac­ter. I love how he has cap­tured those un­guarded mo­ments that to­day would not be pos­si­ble.”

Glit­terati, a Joe Ban­gay ret­ro­spec­tive, can be seen at Blink Gallery, Spit­tal Street, Mar­low, un­til July 1.

Pho­tog­ra­pher Joe Ban­gay, above, and, be­low from left, ac­tor Oliver Reed,

bal­le­rina Darcy Bus­sell and foot­baller Ge­orge Best

Pic­tures cour­tesy of Joe Ban­gay

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