Andy Summers photo exhibition held at Leica Gallery Tokyo and Leica Gallery Kyoto

A photo exhibition showcasing works by Andy Summers, a renowned musician and photographer, will be held at the Leica Gallery Tokyo and Leica Gallery Kyoto.

© Andy Summers

Leica Gallery Tokyo – ICE CREAM, San Sebastian Peru, January 2009 © Andy Summers

Andy Summers was born in Blackpool, England in 1942. A man of many talents, he is passionate about both music and photography and has been at the forefront of both fields for over 40 years.

After working as a beach photographer in his teens, he picked up his camera again when he went on tour as a member of the rock band "The Police" in 1979, and began to capture the enthusiastic energy of the audiences, the pulse of the cities they toured, and the scenery he encountered while walking around town at night. These photographs quickly became recognized as "works of excellent visual expression that are just as good as the music."

This exhibition will feature photographs taken at various locations he has visited, from the streets of Peru to Tokyo. You can enjoy his surreal monochrome photographs, which are created with his unique, sharp perspective and minimalist composition.

Leica Gallery Kyoto – CENTAUR, Montserrat July 1981 © Andy Summers

Photo Exhibition Andy Summers Photography: A SERIES OF GLANCES

Friday, April 5, 2024 – Sunday, July 7, 2024
Leica Gallery Tokyo (Leica Ginza Store 2F)
2F, 6-4-1 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Tel. 03-6215-7070 Closed on Mondays

April 7, 2024 (Sun) – July 7, 2024 (Sun)
Leica Gallery Kyoto (Leica Kyoto Store 2F)
2F, 570-120 Gion-cho Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture Tel. 075-532-0320 Closed on Mondays

Andy Summers

Andy Summers is a guitarist who rose to fame in the early 1980s as a member of the multi-million-selling rock band The Police. He is also a talented photographer, having published several photo books, including A Series of Glances. In recent years, he has held exhibitions at the Pavillon Populaire in France and the Bonnefanten Museum in the Netherlands in 2019. He has also held traveling exhibitions at Leica galleries in London, Hamburg, Munich, Paris, and New York. In 2019, Leica collaborated with musical instrument manufacturer Fender to release a special limited edition Leica M model with a common design, as well as Summers' signature Stratocaster.

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