Carla Borel: Homme Libre

The latest exhibition at Edinburgh’s art restaurant, Le Roi Fou is ‘Homme Libre’ presenting striking and intimate male portraits by Paris-born photographer Carla Borel.

Carla Borel: Homme Libre

About Carla Borel: Homme Libre

Edinburgh’s art restaurant, Le Roi Fou, has announced the latest exhibition in its series of art shows.

Opening on 11 February, shortly before Valentine’s Day, ‘Homme Libre’ (free man) presents striking and intimate male portraits by Paris-born photographer Carla Borel.

Homme Libre will be Carla’s first exhibition to be shown in Scotland.

It includes portraits of prominent Scottish men and draws on themes of identity and community, centring around the idea of masculinity seen from a female perspective.

Edinburgh’s Christopher Breward, Director of Collection & Research at the National Galleries of Scotland, novelist and theatre director Neil Bartlett, and festival regular, The Times dance critic Donald Hutera, are among the men included.

The sitters are unified by the same white T-shirt bearing an illustration of a sailor and Baudelaire quote: Homme libre, toujours tu chériras la mer! (Free man, always you will cherish the sea!)

Carla Borel said: “Each of the men is a close friend or acquaintance of mine. Straight, gay, trans, from various professions and backgrounds, each has an edge of some sort that made them very interesting to photograph, be it in stance and attitude, an air of mystery and romance, strength and vulnerability.”

One roll of 24-exposure film was used for each sitter, shot entirely outside Borel’s studio in Bethnal Green, East London.

Borel’s work focuses on portraiture with a love of analogue processes. Her work addresses themes of transience, identity, community, isolation and loneliness. She’s known for her ‘Stillsoho’ project, a series of black and white portraits of friends and lovers set in the landscape of a disappearing London. For Homme Libre, Borel aims to examine her relationships with the opposite sex, how she communicates and connects on platonic and romantic levels, and how this translates in her portraits.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Carla Borel: Homme Libre are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

Exhibitions Events you might like...

Royal Highland Show 2020 - CANCELLED
Royal Highland Show 2020 - CANCELLED
18th Jun 2020 - 21st Jun 2020
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
One of Scotland's most iconic events 'The Royal Highland Show' is back at the Royal Highland Centre from 18th June!
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
5th September 2020
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre!
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
Edinburgh Antiques and Collectors Fair
6th September 2020
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh West
Come along to Scotland's premier event for Antiques and Collectables at the Royal Highland Centre!
Find Exhibitions events in Edinburgh

Arts and Crafts Events you might like...

Free Motion Embroidery - POSTPONED
Free Motion Embroidery - POSTPONED
5th June 2020
Artisan Stitch, Edinburgh East
This free-motion embroidery workshop at Artisan Stitch is a useful core skill for Textile Artists, Quilters & Felters.
Weekend Course - Bronze Casting with Kate Ive - POSTPONED
Weekend Course - Bronze Casting with Kate Ive - POSTPONED
6th June 2020
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Leith
Over two weekends you will be guided through the complexities of the ceramic shell process in order to cast a small handheld sculptural object in bronze.
Lino-printing onto Paper - POSTPONED
Lino-printing onto Paper - POSTPONED
6th June 2020
The Arienas Collective, Edinburgh New Town
Local artist Suzanne Kemplay will help you explore ways of creating simple images and striking patterns from which you will print your own unique tote bag and tea towel design.
Find Arts and Crafts events in Edinburgh

Find other events in Edinburgh

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

At The Drive In: Edinburgh
@TheDriveIn is a fully loaded drive in cinema experience that is bringing a whole host of drive in activities to Edinburgh in August!
Release Your Shoulders - Online Feldenkrais Workshop
Let go of neck and shoulder tension in this Feldenkrais Method® Workshop run by Move To Live on 11th June!
Living Room Performances #2
Living Room Performances returns on Saturday 13th June, bringing theatre culture to people's homes during these uncertain times.
Introduction to Comic Book Design
Join ComputerXplorers SEScotland for another fun-packed club where you will be writing and designing your very own comic book!
Russell Howard - RESCHEDULED DATE
Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date. Catch him at the Edinburgh Playhouse on 3rd July 2021!

Popular Venues

Edinburgh Playhouse Festival Theatre Edinburgh Kings Theatre Edinburgh National Museum of Scotland Traverse Theatre

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »