sir tom stoppard sat for matt humphrey in may 2010
31 THIRTYONE: A CHARITABLE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROJECT
NOW - NOVEMBER 2010
This summer, photographer Matt Humphrey will embark on an ambitious innovative pho-
tographic 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 already signed up,
including Kevin Spacey, Sam Mendes, Jeff Goldblum, Jeremy Irons, Sinead Cusack, Mi-
chelle 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 do-
nated 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 on-
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 exhi-
bition during the 31 days of October, to build up interest in the project.
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