Laurence Sackman was a British photographer, he was born in Wembley in 1948 and died in London in 2020.
Sackman began his career in the early 1960s in the sulphurous worlds of fashion and advertising. His photos were published in all the major magazines of the time, Vogue, Stern, Sunday Times, Elle, Marie-Claire …
The quirky and crazy spirit of his photographs made him one of the iconic photographers of the 70s and 80s, assisted by Paolo Roversi and alongside Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton.
His photographs are powerful, explosive and sometimes erotic, they reflect the passion and madness that inhabited the photographer during these decades. He had a great mastery of black and white and color. Both intense and corrosive, the use of these colors marks the uniqueness of his work.
Laurence Sackman’s photographic collection today consists of hundreds of prints, most of which disappeared during his lifetime.