Booth-Clibborn, 2001

Sam Taylor-Johnson (formerly Taylor-Wood) worked closely with Bruce Mau Design on this project to give unprecedented insight into the usually private or suppressed source images behind her work.

Originally conceived for an exhibition in London, Contact‘s wall of over 2000 test prints, 360 degree panoramas and contact images was reassembled in Mau’s Toronto studio. Photographed in detail from every angle to replicate the experience of visiting an installation they have created a provocative spatial hybrid.

Contact also gives a revealing exposure of the vulnerabilities of Taylor-Johnson’s subjects – including Kate Moss, Courtney Love and Damien Hirst – creating a lively archive of the creative icons of her time, like Warhol’s Polaroid portraits and screen tests.