“Down the years I’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the best photographers in the world and I would put Sharon right up there. At its best a photograph should speak. What are the pictures saying? They are saying: We – NGHFB – have the best job in the world. To work, play, travel and party with these people is an absolute pleasure. I’m so happy that Big Shaz was there to capture these moments.”
RedHouse is delighted to present a new online exhibition offering an exclusive glimpse at life on the road with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, featuring images by renowned photographer Sharon Latham.
A New World Blazing is a celebration of one of the world’s most successful artists, from behind the scenes to front of stage, capturing the band at their most dynamic, and their most intimate. It is the first ever exhibition to document Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, and features over 40 images by Sharon Latham – all fully endorsed by Noel himself.
Watch the exclusive exhibition film narrated by Edith Bowman
The exhibition will premiere online initially with limited edition prints and special deluxe artworks available to view and purchase, many of which are signed by both Sharon and Noel.
Walk through a 360 degree virtual tour of the show
Latham first came to prominence in 2010 as the first female official Premier League club photographer for Manchester City. It was a shared passion for the football club that ignited a friendship with Noel, and led to unprecedented access to the band over a period of five years.
Sharon: “The first interview that ‘Pep’ [Josep Guardiola] ever did was with Noel, and that was my last shoot before I left the club. I put my foot in the water and asked to go on a few gigs with Noel on tour and he said ‘Yeah, Shaz – no problem’. When the 2016 tour started I asked if I could shoot a couple of gigs, he said ‘Yeah, come to America’. I was only supposed to be there for two weeks and it turned into five years.”
The creative relationship formed with Gallagher has inspired ‘A New World Blazing’; a highly anticipated exhibition documenting live performances as well as rare and intimate glimpses behind the scenes with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. The exhibition, which launches initially online, highlights Latham’s ability to capture the heart of the touring experience, offering fans a multi-faceted glimpse of the life on the road with the band.
‘A New World Blazing’ comprises 35 limited edition prints plus 12 large format deluxe editions, with selected works signed by both Sharon and Noel. The deluxe artworks focus mainly on the onstage experience; Latham’s original image is enlarged and face-mounted between acrylic and aluminium Dibond. The effect is one of stunning, almost three-dimensional depth and richly saturated colour, heightening the electricity captured in these live moments.