Launch Party: Release of Series 1: Havana, By Photographer Boo George
Award-winning Photographer Boo George has released his first photography book; 'Series 1: Havana' set in Havana, Cuba.
The launch party and exhibition for the book took place in Alex Eagle Studio in Soho, London at the beginning of December. We drew inspiration from the Cuban references in the book using palm leaves, rustic wooden textures and contrasting pops of polished copper.
We served two rum-based cocktails using Havana Club- a classic Mojito with Havana Club 3yr Old and a Cuban Ginger made with Havana Club Especial rum, Mela Bottega Apple Liqueur, ginger, lime and mint. Alongside these were shots of cocktail snacks, including salted broad beans and paprika popcorn.
THE PHOTOGRAPHER: BOO GEORGE
Boo George is an esteemed fashion and portrait photographer, who has garnered international recognition for his dignified and characterful portraiture and for the quietude and solemnity of his photographic style. His work has been lauded by top brands and featured within premier publications, and he has photographed today’s leading celebrities.
Series 1: Havana is a love story between a boxer and a ballet dancer, told through George’s extraordinary photography and set against an incredible Cuban backdrop. The lovers, who are both trained in very different specialties, are united in their passion, strength, discipline and dedication. The resulting images are intense, emotive and candid.
THE VENUE: ALEX EAGLE STUDIO
Alex Eagle is bringing new energy to the European retail scene with her refined, offbeat aesthetic. The creative director fuses elements of the gallery, home and store to create innovative retail and co-working spaces, with outposts in London, Berlin and the Cotswolds.
Driven by a fascination for timeless objects and fashion that celebrates craftsmanship and design over transient trends, Eagle has filled her Lexington Street store with a curated edit of the best fashion, furniture, art, design, photography, ceramics, rare books and other unique curiosities.
Alongside this, Eagle oversees The Store, which opened its flagship space inside Soho House in Berlin in 2014, and its second outpost in Soho Farmhouse in Oxfordshire the following year. In 2016, The Store launched its most ambitious project yet: a broadcast, retail and co-working space at 180 The Strand, London.