b.1970 Australia, lives and works between New York and London
© Emma Summerton
This image is part of an Editorial shot in New York in 2015 for German Vogue with Stylist Patti Wilson and Model Daphne Groeneveld. The concept was Daphne as an Alien visitor exploring Times Square at night through the neons of the city. The three waited until dark to shoot. They encountered all sorts of local aliens wandering through the city. It was an adventure. It is one of Summerton's favourite images as it also shows our character taking a photo, so it’s a self portrait of sorts, showing the idea of being an alien exploring new lands through fresh eyes. A larger version of this image is held in the Nicola Erni Collection in Switzerland.
Daphne Times Square 2am
Archival Pigment Print
58.6 x 38.3 cm
Ed 1/10 + 2 AP
About the Artist
Graduating from the National Art School in Sydney where she studied fine arts majoring in Photography, Emma Summerton moved to London in 1998, where she worked as an assistant to artist Fiona Banner while starting her career as a photographer.
Summerton has established herself as one of the most talented photographers to emerge in the mid 2000's. Her in-depth technical knowledge coupled with her eye for detail and love for fashion have made her images not only unique but very distinctive, setting her apart from other photographers working in the industry today. She has shot for almost every Vogue title through her career hitting 50 Vogue Cover mark in 2022.
Summerton’s work is in Art Collections around the world and she shows at various Photo Fairs each year. She recently shot the 2023 Pirelli Calendar becoming the 5th Women in it’s History to do so. Her editorial clients include: Italian, British, American, German, Australian, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese Vogue’s, i-D, Self Service, Dazed & Confused, The Last magazine,10 and Big Magazine.
Emma Summerton is represented by Christophe Guye Gallery, one of the leading galleries for contemporary fine art photography.
Collections & Exhibitions
Selected solo exhibitions:
14 Spells (to save your life), Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Landed, Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
Installation of the Terry de Havilland Self Portraits SS05, Comme Des Garçons Dover St Market, London, UK
Selected group exhibitions:
MIA Art Fair, Milan, Italy
Beyond Fashion, IPFO Haus der Fotografie, Olten, Switzerland
Beyond Fashion, ALT.1, Hyundai Seoul, South Korea
Paris Photo, Paris, France
Beyond Fashion, Xie Zilong Photography Museum, Changsha, China
Beyond Fashion, Shanghai Center of Photography, Shanghai, China
Photo London, London, UK
Body Beautiful, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
Beyond Fashion, ArtisTree, Taikoo Place, Hongkong
Insider Trading, Mandeville Hotel, London, UK