Spring Studios Sells Photographers’ Lockdown Images, Shot From Home12/01/2020
LONDON — Globe-trotting photographers who were trapped at home during lockdown had a choice: They could either climb the walls, or take pictures of them.
Earlier this year, Spring Studios asked its photographers, and its own employees, to do the latter, and quickly built up a series of images it released via the @SpringStudios Instagram account, under the hashtag #shotathome.
Craig McDean, Camilla Akrans, Tom Munro, Carlton Davis, Alexi Lubomirski, Alique and Victor Demarchelier were among the snappers who took part in the project, which is becoming a virtual exhibition.
The gallery will launch on Spring Studios’ web site on Dec. 9 and the photography will be available to buy until Dec. 16, with all proceeds from sales going to the British Fashion Council’s COVID Crisis Fund.
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Harvey decided to extend the project #shotathome to the rest of Spring’s creative network, a project that drew leading photographers “and generated hundreds of one-off photographs sharing a snapshot of their world during lockdown. This was an opportunity for all of us to be part of something while we were apart, and find some togetherness while we could not be together,” said Costa.
A look at Spring Studios’ new virtual gallery, which will raise money for the BFC Foundation.
As the weeks progressed, Spring Studios released the images on its Instagram account and later decided to work with Change of Paradigm, which specializes in 3-D technology, and ArtSpace, a digital marketplace for fine art, on a virtual gallery. All proceeds from the sale of the works will go to the BFC Foundation, which in March created the Fashion Fund to support creative fashion businesses in surviving the pandemic.
Until now, the foundation has allocated 1.5 million pounds to 67 designer businesses with a portion of funds allocated to students.
“As COVID-19 continues to impact our industry, the need for support has not wavered and we continue to fund-raise to be able to support as many businesses as possible,” said Caroline Rush, chief executive officer of the BFC. “Spring Studios’ virtual gallery will help us to continue to support our incredible creative talent through these devastatingly uncertain times.”
Francesco Costa, co-chairman of Spring Studios. Max Lacome
Rush said the BFC had worked with Spring Studios on numerous occasions in the past, notably as the creative agency on The Fashion Awards, and “when they got in touch to discuss the possibility of this project, we were immediately excited. The project unites the creative community in an exciting new digital space, an immersive virtual gallery, while also allowing us to support the future generation of fashion businesses.”
She said Spring Studios has been a “tremendous” supporter of the BFC, “for which we are immensely grateful.”
Caroline Rush, ceo of the British Fashion Council.
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