Bruce Gilden's brilliantly photographed ladies "scream a story"

Date
26 May 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

Photographer Bruce Gilden has a way with women. Not in that way, of course, but take a look at his photographs of the powerful women of Wall Street for Vice and you’ll see what we mean. The way he shoots is unflinching, apparently unstyled and often unflattering; but the images produced are so arresting in their intensity that the mascara’d gazes of his subjects are extraordinarily powerful. Bruce’s new exhibition at London’s Cob Gallery is just as dynamic as we’ve come to expect, showing a project named A Complete Examination of Middlesex. According to the gallery, the series is “a portrait of Gilden’s experience of London,” compiled with the Archive of Modern Conflict to create the sense of a modern day flaneur observing the ever-changing, often weary faces of the city and its inhabitants.

Bruce says:“What I’m searching for when I walk the streets are people I can engage with: somebody whose face, and particularly eyes, screams a story.” And boy oh boy, do those heavy-lashed eyes scream a story.

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Bruce Gilden: A Complete Examination of Middlesex

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Bruce Gilden: A Complete Examination of Middlesex

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Bruce Gilden: A Complete Examination of Middlesex

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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