On shoot with Bruce Weber, David Bailey and the Nokia Lumia 1020

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Two of the world's most respected photographers. A day in Harlem, NYC. Two Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphones. Over 1,000 photographs.

On 18 July 2013, Bruce Weber and David Bailey headed for a photo shoot out in Harlem. The two photographers are long-time friends, yet this was their first time working together. The aim of this unique collaboration? To capture the essence of the iconic neighbourhood and its inhabitants – using the newly-released Nokia Lumia 1020 and its camera grip accessory.

Bruce Weber on shoot with the Nokia Lumia 1020

For Weber, one of the world's most iconic fashion photographers, the neighbourhood is home. “Harlem has been in so many films and books and paintings too and I really thought it would be a place David would love. I live in NY City and it’s where I work and it’s where I have my six dogs and I am really proud to say I am here and still a Knicks fan and so I want to show David my neighbourhood. That is how we ended up there.”

David Bailey on shoot with the Nokia Lumia 1020

The neighbourhood holds a special meaning for Bailey as well: this year marks the 50th anniversary of his seminal shoot of Harlem featuring Jean Shrimpton for Vogue magazine. The images from that shoot transformed fashion editorial for good.

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For Bailey, the shoot was about capturing every-day street scenes and bringing them to life, all the while paying homage to the iconic sites of Harlem. “This Nokia camera helps you capture the moment, which is the most important thing.”

The final photographs from the shoot will be exhibited in London in the Nicholls and Clark Building, 3-10 Shoreditch High Street between 13–21 September. It will feature a wide range of photos of Harlem and its residents, captured on a Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone and a Nokia Camera Grip. Entry will be free.