Radiohead are set to be at part an upcoming art exhibit at London’s Metropolis Studios this fall. The “Unseen Works” exhibition will open on October 13, and it features the unique works photographer Sebastian Edge — including some familiar looking King Limbs era shots the band.
Edge photographed Radiohead back in 2011 using the Wet Collodion process, which originated back in Victorian times. The technique uses treated glass instead film, with Edge using a hand-built machine dubbed the Hurricane camera. “Unseen Works” will display both the impressive camera itself, as well as three eight-foot-long portrait sets. In addition to the pictures Radiohead, shots the Arthur Brothers, Mars Volta and a series called “Studies Metropolis” will also be on show.
“In January 2011, I received a call from Radiohead HQ, they’d heard about a photographer that was making pictures with this early Victorian process, with a camera built from Hurricane timber, and wondered if I was still making pictures having disappeared from the music scene for a while,” Edge told The Line Best Fit.
“Within a few weeks I arrived at their studio and spent two separate days making the pictures for their King Of Limbs campaign,” he continued. “A day in the woods and a day at their studio. Colin [Greenwood], loved it, being a photographer himself. And after a while I think they realised these weren’t just photos they are works hard crafted art and as analogue and as hands on as it could possibly get!”
A portion the proceeds raised from the exhibition will go towards Proactiva Open Arms, a Spain-based NGO focused on saving lives at sea; their recent work includes helping refugees arriving on the coast Greece.
Radiohead recently released their ninth studio album, A Moon Shaped Pool, and are currently completing a run select live dates across the globe.