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The Karl Ferris Psychedelic Experience at Proud Camden

If, like me, one of your resolutions is to get out and see more exhibitions this year, you could start with The Karl Ferris Psychedelic Experience at Proud Camden.

Ferris started out as an aerial photographer for the RAF, but found fame in 1960s London where his experiments with fisheye lenses and miltary infrared film made him synonymous with the emerging psychedelic style.  His most famous work is with Jimi Hendrix, beginning with the US version of the "Are You Experienced" album cover.  He also worked with Donovan, the Hollies and Cream, creating colourful kaleidoscopic images that perfectly capture the mood of the music scene at the time.


This retrospective includes album covers and promo shots of musicians, alongside his fashion features for the likes of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and The Beatle's Apple Boutqiue.

The exhibition runs until 3 February.  Visit the Proud website for further details.

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