Leica Lounge & Book Signing | Phil Penman: Street | Thurs, Feb 20, 2020 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Join us on Thursday, Feb. 20th at 7:00 p.m. for a Leica Lounge and book signing with Phil Penman.
Leica photographer Phil Penman understands New York City as a “kind of living thing in itself.” For over two decades, he has kept his fingers on the pulse of the city as a portraitist of local personalities, fine art photographer documenting the cityscape, and a paparazzo, chasing the celebrity buzz. From the mundane to the sublime, the grime and glamour, Street gives readers insider access into the eccentrics, icons, and stars on the streets of New York City.
Phil Penman comes from a tranquil village called Briantspuddle located in the county of Dorset, England with only 360 inhabitants and what feels like 30,000 sheep. Today he works as a freelance street photographer in New York City.
Phil had an interest in the visual arts, photography and darkroom at an early age. After studying photography at the Berkshire College of Art and Design, his first job was at The Wokingham Times, a local newspaper published in Berkshire. Penman photographed just about everything, including babies, sheep, and local politicians. Soon after, he received an offer from a photo agency to oversee taking all of the corporate portraits for Microsoft UK.
Wanting more opportunities to express himself creatively, Phil set out for the United States and landed in Los Angeles, where he worked for a celebrity news agency photographing living legends such as Jennifer Lopez, Bill Gates and Christopher Reeve. Six months later, the agency sent him to New York to establish an office there.
Phil has covered the biggest entertainment and news stories in America, including the September 11th World Trade Center terrorist attacks, for which his work won worldwide recognition. Since then, he has focused on documenting a broad spectrum of New York life. Phil’s work has been exhibited at the Leica Gallery in New York City and has been featured in Leica Fotografie International. He currently travels across the world photographing assignments for a diverse range of clients including popular lifestyle magazines like: People and Hello as well as British newspapers: The Independent, Daily Mirror, The Sun, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph and The Guardian. In the United States, you will see his images in American newspapers such as, USA Today and The New York Post.
This event is kindly sponsored by The Brooklyn Brewery. Participants will be able to sample some of their amazing craft beers during the event. The Brooklyn Brewery is one of the largest craft breweries in the United States, producing a portfolio of traditional and experimental beers sure to impress any beer drinker.
To view more of Phil's work, visit his website, you can also follow him on Instagram @philpenman