Martyn Thompson reinterprets Grace Jones

Martyn Thompson’s evolution from aspiring Sydney fashion designer to A-list international photographer is traced within ‘Field of Vision’, a story within Vogue Living Nov/Dec 2011.

Writer Aaron Peasley discusses the New York-based photographer’s influence on interior and lifestyle imagery in a 12-page feature illustrated by Thompson’s photographs of his own Soho loft, a space as uncontrived complex and marvellous as the homes in his new book Interiors by Martyn Thompson ($79.95, Hardie Grant).

Thompson is known for his artistic work in addition to his commercial photography. While he was putting the finishing touches to the book, he was also working on several fine art projects, including an exhibition with The Tree, an art collective he has formed with  fellow New York artists interested in working outside the traditional boundaries of contemporary art.

The group’s most recent exhibition, Wet, included costume design, underwater photographs taken at Coney Island, contemporary dance and an animated reimagining of Grace Jone’s’ ‘Walking in the Rain’, below, filmed in Thompson’s loft using glitter-covered cardboard cut-outs.

For the full story, including an illustrated city guide to Martyn Thompson’s Manhattan, read
Vogue Living Nov/Dec 2011. On news stands now.

Photographs and video: Martyn Thompson


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