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‘Music in your Eyes’

An exhibition by London Artist Nadjib Le Fleurier

The material for this new exhibition taken from the body of work I did around music over the years, focuses on the bond between the musicians and their instruments, the connection with the other musicians and the audience. To emphasise the notion of relationship, I have selected photos that I could juxtapose in a series of polyptychs. Most of the musicians featuring in this exhibition have played, at one time or another, at the Vortex Jazz Club.

The material for this new exhibition, taken from the body of work I did around music over the years, focuses on the bond between the musicians and their instruments, the connection with the other musicians and the audience. To emphasise the notion of relationship, I have selected photos that I could juxtapose in a series of polyptychs.

Most of the musicians featuring in this exhibition have played, at one time or another, at the Vortex Jazz Club.

 “It was at the first incarnation of FREEDOM! The Art Of Improvisation in Hoxton that I became familiar with the photography of Nadjib Le Fleurier. I was blown away.  He introduced  himself, not as a photographer but a visual artist, and upon seeing his work it was as far away from reportage as could be. He enjoys the dark. Weathered hands hold sharply angled drum sticks; ball bearings roll across the top of a surdo drum, lips press into the mouthpiece of a trumpet. His atmospherically charged images capture the essence of improvisation. They seize the moment and organically connect with the sounds he’s experiencing. Nadjib has a unique cultural background and with that comes a unique sensitvity. Check out his show at the Vortex in Dalston during the Jazz Festival and experience the alternative face of FREEDOM!”

Paul Bradshaw http://ancienttofuture.com/

“Nadjib’s photos have the power to look inside the musicians’ soul while they are performing, capturing the sound and the mood of the moment. Elegant and delicate his images makes you go on an dreamy journey through his unique style”

Filomena Campus

“Nadjib in his photos has the exceptional ability to catch visually that magic moment when the musician and the instrument become one”

Francesca Piovano

“I’ve seen a lot of Nadjib le Fleurier’s photographs of musicians. Strangely, they seem to create pools of silence, even though the pictures are taken in the act of creating music.

Perhaps it’s the stillness in the middle of the players’ intense concentration?

Roy de Carava, whose equally beautiful photos of musicians are very different, seems to capture that as well”

 

Steve Beresford (October 26 2015)

“Nadjib’s lens sees the whole spectrum of gods and monsters that live inside the musician while (s)he is making music. The result is not just beautiful, it’s sincere”

Eliane Correa

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