At one time she was hounded by the press, but Amy Winehouse didn’t always have an uneasy relationship with the camera. A new exhibition at Proud galleries, in Amy’s home borough of Camden, aims to show the beautiful side to the singer’s life and work, and will feature photographs taken from across her career as a Grammy-winning soul star.
Two years after the Camden local’s death, ‘Amy Winehouse: For You I Was a Flame‘ runs from September 12 to October 6 and will commemorate what would have been Amy’s 30th birthday. It forms part of a programme of tributes under the banner #Amys30.
Time Out has an exclusive first peek at some of the shots, which include her looking wide-eyed and fresh-faced at the start of her career, as well as smoking and laughing at the height of her stardom. They show a lighter, happier side to a London celebrity who, before her death, had sunk into a dark place, and should remind fans why they loved Amy, not why they worried about her.
A new statue of Amy will be revealed at the Camden Roundhouse, also in September. She might have been gone for two years, but – in north London, and the rest of the city – Amy Winehouse is very far from forgotten.
Have a sneak peak of the ‘For You I Was A Flame’ pictures here.