MILAN — Norwegian and London-based fashion photographer and director Sølve Sundsbø is staging an exhibition at Milan’s Palazzo Reale, running from Thursday to Dec. 9.
The opening of the “Beyond the Still Image” exhibit kicks off the third edition of the Photo Vogue Festival 2018, which takes place in the city until Nov. 18.
Mounted across 10 rooms of the Palazzo’s Prince Apartment, the exhibition features a selection of works from Sundsbø including portraits and short movies in a juxtaposition of still and moving images.
“I selected [the works] with great difficulty, it was a long process,” Sundsbø told WWD during a walk-through on Wednesday morning, adding he was helped by the exhibit’s co-curators Michael Van Horne, from the Art+Commerce agency, and Alessia Glaviano, Vogue Italia senior photo editor. “As a person — not as an artist — it feels very special to share something that reflects personal feelings: melancholy, poetry, love, desire, sorrow. All the things that people carry around with themselves,” he said.
A portrait by Sundsbø.
Sølve Sundsbø/Courtesy Photo.
“We wanted to show a specific point of view, it wasn’t trying to be like a retrospective and show everything I’ve done. We tried to set the mood, which came primarily from the films. The