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We have interview time available with Alison Goldfrapp, from electronic music duo Goldfrapp. She is available to talk about her recent photography project which saw her swap the microphone for the camera, capturing two headline acts that performed at Summer Series and Somerset House with American Express.

Alison is free to speak to talk to you about this project, what inspired her to explore photography as another art form and upcoming ventures.

If you're interested in speaking with Alison do get in contact with me at: gabby.crawford@mhpc.com


For further information see press release below:

From stage to snapper! Exciting new photography captures unique view of summer music

American Express commissions musician Alison Goldfrapp to swap her microphone for a camera to celebrate this year’s Summer Series at Somerset House


An new collection of images, “Anticipation”, shot by performer and photographer Alison Goldfrapp captures headline acts as they prepare for Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express.

Alison Goldfrapp, from electronic music duo Goldfrapp, who performed at Summer Series in 2013, has been commissioned by headline sponsor American Express to swap her microphone for a digital ‘powershot’ camera. In her first commercial commission, Alison photographed British soul singer Laura Mvula and Anglo-Italian solo guitarist Jack Savoretti to offer a unique view of the build up to the iconic music festival, which starts tomorrow.

The collection documents the anticipation and excitement during the build-up to a gig along with the rush of energy and elation experienced during and after the performance to give fans a never before seen view of the artists as they prepare to take to the stage.

Unveiled in two phases, the first images see Laura and Jack in the iconic surroundings of Somerset House; from the intimate antechambers where they will prepare for their gig to the majestic courtyard that will be their stage.

Alison also shadowed Laura on July 10th as she performed at Summer Series, documenting her journey from the dressing room to the final encore.

Alison Goldfrapp comments: “Photography has become a passion for me, so when American Express invited me to do this, I jumped at the chance. I can vividly recall the moments that made my performance at the Summer Series so memorable: from the anticipation before going on stage to the energy of the crowd and the sense of sheer elation as the audience were captivated by the music.

“As artists, Laura’s vibrancy and intensity, contrasted with Jack’s laid-back vibe made them fascinating subjects to shoot against the stunning backdrop of Somerset House.”

Heather Laverne, Vice President, American Express Invites, adds: “Having supported Summer Series at Somerset House for the past seven years, it seemed fitting to ask Alison – who is part of the Summer Series alumni – to help bring music fans even closer to the things they love. These captivating images perfectly portray the sense of anticipation and excitement that make events like Summer Series so memorable.”

Charlotte Nimmo, Head of Live Events at Somerset House, said: “Alison Goldfrapp gave an incredible performance on the Summer Series stage in 2013 and it’s great to have her back at Somerset House to capture two of this year’s headline acts before they take to our courtyard stage.”

The full gallery of images is available to view online at amexsummersounds.co.uk.

ENDS

About American Express Company
American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travellers Cheques, travel and insurance products. Through American Express Invites, Cardmembers have access to enriched experiences at some of the UK's most sought after entertainment events, including best seats, exclusive offers and early-on-sale tickets. The company has multi-year partnerships with a range of entertainment institutions including AEG, Live Nation, Ticketmaster, Somerset House, The British Film Institute and National Theatre.

About American Express Invites
Over the last seven years American Express Invites has helped hundreds of thousands of American Express Cardmembers get closer to the things they love, like early on sale tickets and reserved seats at sought after music events like Summer Series at Somerset House. Events span film, fashion, theatre and dining including London Film Festival, London Fashion Week, London Restaurant Festival plus year round productions at the National Theatre. This year, American Express is giving everyone that isn’t a Cardmember the chance to sample American Express Invites for a limited period only through buying reserved tickets for a whole range of National Theatre and Ticketmaster shows and events. To download a sample code or for more information visit amexsummersounds.co.uk.

About Alison Goldfrapp
Alison Goldfrapp is a Grammy-nominated English musician, record producer and lifestyle photographer. The ‘Anticipation’ photography collection is Alison’s first commercial photography commission. Each image is named individually and contributes to the story of the collection.
Image 1 ‘Anticipation’ – Jack Savoretti on the stairwell at Somerset House
Image 2 ‘Energy’ – Jack Savoretti in the courtyard at Somerset House
Image 3 ‘Elation’ – Jack Savoretti in the fountains at Somerset House
Image 4 ‘Anticipation’ - Laura Mvula on the balcony of the Portico Room, Somerset House
Image 5 ‘Energy’ – Laura Mvula in the ‘dusky pink’ room at Somerset House
Image 6 ‘Elation’ – Laura Mvula on the Nelson’s staircase at Somerset House

About Summer Series at Somerset House
Somerset House has established itself as a much-loved destination for live music in London. Each night for two weeks in July, the courtyard stage hosts an array of headline artists and hotly tipped acts. Previous years have seen performances from Adele, Basement Jaxx, Bastille, Blondie, Calvin Harris, Elbow, Ellie Goulding, Florence + The Machine. Goldfrapp, Hot Chip, Justice. Kelis. Lianne La Havas. Paloma Faith. PJ Harvey, Professor Green. Robert Plant. Sam Smith. Sigur Ros. The Prodigy, The XX and Tom Odell.
www.somersethouse.org.uk

Summer Series at Somerset House with American Express runs from Thursday 7 July - Sunday 17 July 2016. For festival information and to book tickets visit somersethouse.org.uk/music.

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