This week, in celebration of the attention on London as Olympic hosts, we’ve hung a series of works in the Hilton’s Trafalgar hotel that focus on the city. Exhibited in the breakfast room on the lower ground floor are Dave Hacker’s nostalgic photographs of familiar landmarks taken on and old film camera to give them the grainy romance of nineteenth century daguerreotypes.
Location wise for London, you don’t get much better than the Trafalgar hotel with its views overlooking one of the city’s most famous public spaces. Discretely positioned (it took me a while to find it the first time) the hotel is tucked away neatly on the south side of Trafalgar Square, a stone’s throw away from tourists taking photos of the Olympic countdown clock and clambering over the statues.
Eyestorm has been working with The Trafalgar for a while now, with past projects including a window display dedicated to David Bray for which the artist designed a bespoke vinyl sticker to frame his prints that hung in the street level windows. However, something I only discovered a few weeks ago during the mid-May heat wave when we went there for a meeting, was ‘Vista’, their spectacular rooftop bar that gives visitors the chance to be as close to Nelson as they’ll probably ever be. Along with the award winning Rockwell Bar and Restaurant on the ground floor (indoors), I’d say these drinking holes are amongst some of London’s hidden gems.
Dave Hacker’s work hanging in the Breakfast room and the Boardroom
So if you’re passing by the area, feel free to pop in and see the work.
Alternatively you can see Dave’s photographs online here.
Other Countries covered in my viewfinder style Dubai, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, LA,
New York, Paris, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Sao Paulo and recently in 2012 Beijing
Prices: Bamboo Print, Edition of 7, Prices (incl. VAT): | 40 x 40cm, edition of 7: £474 unframed | 80 x 80 cm, edition of 7: £1,122 unframed