Some of the world’s biggest stars from the entertainment and sporting industry have been photographed by legendary celebrity portrait photographer, Andy Gotts MBE, for a charity exhibition at Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove, London. Proceeds from the sales of the signed Soccer Aid for UNICEF portraits will go towards supporting UNICEF’s continued work helping children around the world to get the best start in life.
Captured in Gotts’ signature black and white style, the subjects photographed read like quite the Who's Who. We're talking the likes of Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah, Liam Payne, Damian Lewis, Idris Elba, Yungblud and Mark Strong – as well as UNICEF UK Ambassadors David Harewood, Rita Ora and Robbie Williams.
Also featured in the exhibition are footballing legends such as Wayne Rooney, Roberto Carlos, Harry Redknapp, Joe Cole, Cafu, Arsene Wenger, Andriy Shevchenko and Clarence Seedorf.
The free ‘Faces of Soccer Aid by Andy Gotts’ exhibition will be displayed at Maddox Gallery, Westbourne Grove, London from Friday 30 September – Sunday 9 October, and features portraits of 32 Soccer Aid players. The exclusive, fine art prints will be framed and available for auction, with a selection of smaller unframed prints available to ‘buy now’ online – all signed by the players and Andy Gotts.
Andy Gotts: “Working as a photographer of celebrities for over 30 years I have been fortunate to work closely with the pinnacle of Hollywood talent. When I was asked to shoot The Faces of Soccer Aid I really did not know what to expect, as those featured included sporting legends; an arena that had not yet entered my radar. I thoroughly enjoyed capturing these gorgeous faces in my iconic portrait style; and the fact UNICEF is benefitting from the fruits of my labour is a blessing.”
Robbie Williams, Soccer Aid for UNICEF Co-Founder and UNICEF UK Ambassador: “Soccer Aid for UNICEF has always been so close to my heart, and so it’s fantastic to see this collaboration come to life and to finally see all the photos that Andy has been taking over the past two years. We had such a laugh seeing some of the faces everyone pulled – who knew David Harewood and Olly Murs could make those faces?"
Take a look at some of the contact sheets below – and get down to Maddox to see the whole thing.
For more info, see Maddox Gallery