KATE MOSS: ROLL 1 at Lawrence Alkin Gallery on artrepublic.com

Exhibition running from Oct 30 2013 until Nov 03 2013

The moment which made a face that would go on to define a generation is to be shown for the first time ever at Lawrence Alkin Gallery, Soho, London, in the exhibition 'KATE MOSS: ROLL 1'.

Never-before-seen images of the icon, taken on her first ever photo-shoot at only 14 years of age, depict the supermodel as a fresh-faced ingénue on the cusp of world domination. Taken by the photographer David Ross, who never could have predicted the importance of these images, was still taken aback by the beauty captured by his lens. KATE MOSS: ROLL 1 comes on the eve of the supermodel’s 40th Birthday, marking 25 years since the first shots were taken.

Photographer David Ross, who has worked for the likes of Vogue, Arena and Saatchi & Saatchi, was asked by Sarah Doukas of the newly formed Storm model agency to shoot her model discoveries; one of these girls just happened to be Kate Moss. 

“This first shoot with Kate Moss is a lovely piece of history, capturing her freshness and innocence with her first experience entering the world of fashion modelling. It's interesting thinking how she was back then, fresh up from Croydon – deep in South London - by herself on the train. I actually sent her home the first time she turned up because she arrived without a chaperone!” said David Ross

Ross admits that, although he could never have guessed what was in store for his young muse, there was something very special about her, "These pictures are proof that Kate Moss holds the same mystique as Marilyn Monroe, who had the same elements about her during Fifties," he said. "In many ways, Kate has the sense of just knowing what she can do to people looking at her, via camera or not.”

The second meeting resulted in the most astonishing photographs of one of the most well recognised faces of our time. They form the exciting debut exhibition for the new Lawrence Alkin Gallery. KATE MOSS: ROLL 1 recreates the very first day in which Kate Moss, supermodel, was first captured in photography.

The exhibition has attracted major media attention from the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Telegraph and The Sun.The highly anticipated photographs are on public display for the first time along with two hand-made contact sheets and Ross’s diary from the day the pair met. A selection of limited edition photographs from Kate Moss’ first ever professional film will be available at the gallery.

OPENING HOURS: Thur – Sat: 11.00 –19.00, Sun: 12.00 –14.00

Image credits: David Ross

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