One of Britain’s all-time great high altitude mountaineers will be exhibiting his black and white photography at a prestigious London gallery.
Doug Scott’s monochrome work will go on display at D Contemporary Gallery in the heart of London’s Mayfair, with all sale proceeds going to Community Action Nepal – a charity which helps support the people of Nepal’s mountainous regions.
Scott, who was one of the first Britons to summit Everest, said he was pleasantly surprised to be asked to exhibit at the Mayfair gallery.
Mara Elves, curator of D Contemporary commented: “At D Contemporary we focus on art that shows the world in a fresh light. The medium and scale of this exhibition delivers a profound perspective on the world’s great mountains – surely its most spectacular landscape. Through the use of black and white, Doug’s photography communicates both the starkness and the subtlety of the mountain landscape, capturing the grain of rock, glittering crystals of ice and the infinite horizon under an ever changing sky.”
Doug added: “I must say, it’s been a very pleasant surprise to be asked to exhibit in Mayfair. I’ve always felt that black and white photography exhibited a timeless quality, communicating the essence of texture, shadow and light of the mountains. Because of my lecturing and books I’ve tended to focus on colour imagery so this fresh approach to exhibiting is very exciting.”
The exhibition, Doug Scott – High Exposure, will run from the 31st November to the 6th January at D Contemporary, 23 Grafton St, Mayfair, London, W1S 4EY. For further details and gallery opening times visit www.dcontemporary.com