Carinthia West

As Muse Magazine wrote; “a free spirit, blissfully unaware that she was candidly recording icons and iconic moments of the times”.

Throughout her career as a model, actress and journalist, Carinthia West has always had her camera by her side, capturing carefree moments for her bulging scrapbooks.

She remembers her great-grandmother being a keen photographer and received her first camera – ‘a plastic thing; when you wound on the film it got caught in the sprockets’ – at the age of nine.

But it was when she was given her Canon EF, a 35mm single-lens reflex camera, in the early 1970s, that she began experimenting with film and exposures while taking shots of her friends.

In addition to her work with Pink Floyd, Carinthia also captured other rock legends who, were, quite simply, her mates, who originally knew her as a successful model and actress.

Carinthia first exhibited her work at The Quay Arts Centre, and The Dimbola Museum, Isle of Wight, in 2010, and then at St Paul’s Gallery, Birmingham 2011, The Bowman Gallery, Richmond, before her major London show at the Battersea Library Space and San Francisco Art Exchange.
A book and a documentary are currently in the pipeline

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