FREE WOMEN COMES TO BLAKES HOTEL IN LONDON

FREE WOMEN

An Exhibition of Portraits by

DIANA GOMEZ PHOTOGRAPHER

Hosted by Amy Sacco

at Blake’s Hotel during Frieze London

Blake’s Hotel is proud to announce the upcoming exhibition of FREE WOMEN by celebrity portrait photographer Diana Gomez opening on October the 4th 2018. FREE WOMEN is a feminist-driven and semi-autobiographical show consisting of life-size portraits and outdoor installations inspired by Diana's charismatic, colourful and passionate world. Taking over London’s first luxury boutique hotel, Gomez will be exhibiting her FREE WOMEN portraits at Blakes in Kensington BUNGALOW BLAKES.

Each photograph in the exhibition is an idealised image of key episodes of Diana's life, altering the surroundings, adding light to each expression. Blakes Hotel has an evocative history as the playground for the music elite providing a beautifully reflective and thought-provoking setting for Diana Gomez powerful and sensual work.

FREE WOMEN will run alongside a series of club nights hosted by Amy Sacco as part of her BUNGALOW BLAKES pop-up, following the huge success of BUNGALOW BLAKES during London Fashion Week takeover. Amy Sacco, founder of the legendary hot spot Bungalow 8, will once again take over Blakes Below for a long weekend of revelry and throwback fun to recreate the iconic celebrity haunt.

Set to launch on 4th October with a DJ set by Henri & Special Guests as well as cocktails from La Hechicera Rum and Diana’s famous celebrities cookies by Rare Food. Gomez’s VIP clients, celebrities, stylists, models and editors from magazines in the UK and Europe are expected to attend the exhibition at BUNGALOW BLAKES. Limited edition copies of some of the key portraits in the exhibition plus all the art work will be available to buy online on Diana Gomez’s gallery site www.dianagomezshop.com.

TO EDITORS

Blakes Below

33 Roland Gardens

London SW7 3PF

Phone Reservations: +44 (0)20 7370 6701

reservations@blakeshotels.com

About Blakes

Established in 1978, Blakes Hotel is regarded as the world’s first luxury boutique hotel. Located in the desirable Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Blakes is famous for its stunning design, elegance and dedicated service. Its uncompromising discretion and privacy has made it the London base for film stars, musicians and top fashion designers, earning its reputation as The "Couture" Hotel.

BIOGRAPHY - DIANA GOMEZ

Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela and developing her photographic career in London for the last 17 years. Diana grew up surrounded by colour and nature in a big developing city. Influenced by great filmmakers and her love for humanity, people, nature, music and narratives, Diana’s beautifully lit and colourful images capture a sense of optimism, power and beauty that portrays her sitters in a confident and engaging way.

Her editorial clients include Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, Marie Claire, The Sunday Times Style, Emmy Magazine, Hunger, You , Grazia, ES Magazine. Her advertising clients include Nike, Adidas, Coca Cola, Arcadia Group, River Island, EMI, Universal, Lancôme, BAFTA, The Olivier Awards, Coca Cola, Virgin, Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and many more. Diana has photographed many personalities in the music, art and film world including Rihanna, Courtney Love, Will.I.Am, Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Caroline Vreeland, Rosario Dawson, Grayson Perry, Virginia Bates, amongst others.

Her charity work includes contributions to organisations such as The Art Of Elysium, Cash & Rocket, LdNy Foundation, Wie Network, The United Nations, amongst others.

Diana lives and works between London and LA.

Diana Gomez

4 The Milner Building

Piano Lane

London

N16 9BF

studio@dianagomez.com

www.dianagomez.com

Diana Gomez