Adrian Houston work chosen for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition

Battersea Through the Wall, a spectacular black and white image by renowned photographer Adrian Houston, has been selected for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.

Now in its 244th year, the world’s largest open submission contemporary art show showcases work by both emerging and established artists in all media including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, architecture and film.

Inclusion in the event is highly competitive; this year saw over 11,000 artists submit their work for consideration.

Battersea Through the Wall is an evocative portrait of that most iconic of London buildings, Battersea Power Station. It was shot in 2000 when Houston was on crutches, having snapped his Achilles tendon. Ever the consummate professional, the injury did not prevent him from clambering over the roof tops in search of the perfect shot.

Battersea Through the Wall by Adrian Houston

Adrian says, “It is an honour to have my work selected for the RA. My real joy in being selected for the RA comes from the fact that I am following in my Mother’s footsteps as when I first went to the Royal Academy I was 7 years old and it was to view a picture my Mother had painted of my Brother, Sister and I.”

The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition runs from 4th June until 12th August 2012.

Adrian Houston’s remarkable career has seen him photograph such iconic figures as the Princess of Wales, the Dalai Lama, Luciano Pavarotti and Jim Carrey. Equally acclaimed have been the landscapes that feature some of the world’s most remote corners, from the ice fields of Alaska to the mountain plains of Kashmir.

Adrian has just completed his seventh Mr & Mrs Smith book on Italy and recently returned from Peru where he shot a campaign for Orient Express.


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