Kalkeriet Contemporary is pleased to present Clive Arrowsmith, a London-based world-renowned photographer, celebrated for his extraordinary talent in capturing the essence of his subjects and creating visually stunning images that have left an indelible mark on the world of photography. Kalkeriet is honored to be able to offer a selection of photographs by Clive Arrowsmith, which encompasses highlights from Arrowsmith's archive. All images have been chosen in close collaboration with the artist and several works are shown for the first time.

Born (1949) in the United Kingdom, Arrowsmith showed an early interest in art and design, which led him to enroll in art school at The Queensferry Art College. While studying graphic design, he stumbled upon the medium of photography and quickly realized its potential as a means of creative expression. In the early 1960s, armed with a camera and an eye for composition, Arrowsmith embarked on a journey of self-discovery through photography.
His initial experimentation with photography soon blossomed into a fervent passion, and he devoted countless hours honing his skills and developing his unique style. His early works captured the essence of the vibrant cultural scene of London during the swinging sixties, making a name for himself as a young and promising talent.

The turning point in Arrowsmith's career came when he was discovered by British Vogue, which recognized his exceptional eye for beauty and talent for capturing captivating images. The fashion world of the 1960s was undergoing a transformation, and Arrowsmith's evocative and dynamic style resonated perfectly with the changing times. 

Throughout his illustrious career, he has had the privilege of portraying numerous famous personalities, ranging from legendary musicians to iconic actors and influential figures, such as His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, David Hockney, Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Mark Quinn, Yves Saint Laurent, and Yoko Ono.

In the realm of music, Clive Arrowsmith has immortalized some of the greatest artists of our time. His lens has graced legends such as Sir Paul McCartney, David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Sammy Davis, Phil Collins, and Elton John, among many others. Through his lens, he has managed to encapsulate the spirit and charisma of these renowned musicians, creating images that have become synonymous with their artistic legacies.

Arrowsmith's ability to establish a connection with his subjects is evident in every photograph he captures. Whether it's capturing the intensity of a performer on stage or revealing the vulnerability of a public figure, his images carry a sense of intimacy and authenticity that resonates with viewers.

As a trailblazing photographer, Clive Arrowsmith's work has graced the pages of prestigious publications and art galleries worldwide. His artistic contributions have earned him accolades and recognition, cementing his position as one of the most influential photographers of his time.

Arrowsmith's body of work stands as a testament to his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to the art of photography. As a celebrated and influential figure in the industry, Clive Arrowsmith's contributions have shaped the art of photography and left an enduring legacy that will undoubtedly inspire generations of photographers to come.