This summer, photographer Matt Humphrey has embarked on an ambitious innovative
photographic project to take 31 portraits in 31 days. The shoots took place over the
month of August around the capital at various locations. These images will be released
online gradually during October, culminating in an exhibition & silent auction of bespoke
signed and framed prints from 1 – 7 November at The Strand Gallery (former Proud Central).
An all-star cast of actors and directors from the stage and screen have signed up to this
exciting project, including Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes, Jeff Goldblum, Jeremy Irons, Sinead
Cusack, Michelle Ryan, Catherine Tate, Simon Russell Beale, Benedict Cumberbatch,
Sir Richard Eyre, Noel Clarke, and many others. The photos are natural, organic portraits in black & white, using no additional lighting.
The proceeds from all sales of the auction and limited edition online print sales will be donated
to this year’s nominated charity, Crohn’s & Colitis UK (NACC).
The bespoke framed prints available at the exhibition will be signed by both the sitter and
the photographer and will go on public, silent auction for the duration of the exhibition
week (1-7 November). The exhibition will take place at The Strand Gallery, 32 John Adam
St, WC2N 6BP, London.
In addition to these special prints, there will also be a limited numbered run of unframed
prints (31 of each sitter), that will be available to purchase only through the website at the
affordable price of £31.31 each.
This exciting project will open up the art-buying process to become more accessible to
both those who are able to view the exhibition as well as those who follow the project online.
The public will be able to follow the project online through the blog on the official website,
by joining the facebook group and by following feeds through twitter. There will also be a
gradual daily release of the photographs on the official website in the run-up to the exhibition
during the 31 days of October, to build up interest in the project.
The Strand Gallery
32 John Adam St
London WC2N 6BP