Photofusion Member | Amit Lennon
The series ‘Red Street’ is a visual map of Oxford Street, a symbol of London’s shopping epicenter and a constant
river of change. The project is an exploration of the urban and commercial landscape and our interaction with it, looking for !eeting moments of juxtaposition and serendipity within my constructed framework and building up an ever evolving snapshot of London’s consumer centre. Oxford Street shouts for attention and needless to say the colour red is it’s dominant alate. I followed the red route to see where it would lead me…
Amit Lennon specialises in intimate and individualistic portraits. His subjects, whether famous or unknown, are all treated with compassion and intensity. His work encompasses subjects as diverse as UK prison reform, coal mining in the arctic, stargazing in Chile’s Atacama Desert, or remaking the FA cup. Amit works for a wide spectrum of magazines, tackling commissions for both celebrity portraits as well as delicate and challenging subjects. He initiates and originates many of the stories himself. In his commercial work he often works with design agencies to create a tailored visual approach.
Amit was commissioned by the House of Commons to create a series of portraits of MPs, for their permanent collection to be displayed in the Palace of Westminster. This was the first time that the works of art committee had commissioned photography for the collection. The National Portrait Gallery also purchased Amit’s portrait of DJ John Peel for its permanent collection, describing it as “a widely reproduced and sympathetic portrait of the legendary DJ”. Amit was born in Israel and grew up in a small seaside town north of Tel Aviv. He moved to London in his late teens where he later graduated from University College London with a degree in Astronomy and Physics.
Clients Editorial clients include the Sunday Times Magazine, Observer magazine, Grazia, Marie Claire UK, Guardian Weekend, Telegraph Magazine, You magazine, Look, Fabulous, She, Which?, Observer Music Monthly, X magazine, Independent on Sunday Review, four four two, BBC radio, BBC Entertainment, as well as many more international titles.
Commercial clients include The House of Commons, Nike, Thames water, British Gas, Heathrow BAA, Deutche Bank, Greater London Authority, Random House, Sony BMG, Great Ormonde St Hospital, Parkinson’s UK, Shelter, The Princes Trust, NDCS, Art and Business, DrinkAware, Help the Aged, Crisis, RNID, Breast Cancer Haven, Cancer Research UK, Schools Food Trust, as well as many others.
• AMPS 2012 – Photofusion Gallery, members group show – Dec 2012
• Brixton Top Cats portraits exhibited, life size, in Windrush Square, Brixton June-July 2012
• 7 Commissioned portraits for House of Commons permanent collection , Portcullis House – 2009
• AMPS’08 exhibition, Photofusion Dec 2008
• The Oxo Tower Gallery exhibited his portraits as part of Shelter’s “One Million Children” campaign in March 2006
• Portrait of John Peel exhibited as part The National Portrait Gallery’s New Acquisition, Dec 2005- Jan 2006
• The construction pictures of Tate Modern were exhibited at London’s Photographers’ Gallery in 2001