Fully illustrated with 200 b&w and colour images, this is the first book to explore Vaughan's photographic work. Drawing on recently discovered archives, private collections, rare negatives and unseen documentation, Gerard Hastings presents Vaughan's photographs of his lovers, models, landscapes, portraits, still-lives, ballets, domestic scenes and the artist's travels in North Africa and Greece.
Known primarily as painter, Keith Vaughan was also a photographer of considerable merit. Photography was a central activity in his professional life and his images witness enormous social changes and shifts in attitudes. The camera supported Vaughan's work as a painter, assisting him in observing the world and in exploring both geographical landscapes, and the terrain of the male form. Photography was also an autonomous activity.
Knowledge of Vaughan's lesser-known photography broadens and deepens our understanding of his better-known painting and gives us an insight into how his unique vision originated and developed.
Gerard Hastings is a leading commentator on the work of Keith Vaughan. He is the author of "Drawing to a Close: The Final Journals of Keith Vaughan" (Pagham Press, 2012) and co-author of the monograph "Keith Vaughan" (Lund Humphries, 2012).