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Shy, bold photographer Rick Legal

The Eastwood Onley Gallery, which I co-own  with Peter Eastwood, is hosting a photography exhibition by  photographer Rick Legal in April.

Rick Legal is relatively new to the Vancouver Photography scene, nevertheless his nude photographs constitute some of the most powerful images I have seen.  There are two other photographers I can think of, whose works are also very strong but in a different style.  One is the highly controversial Japanese photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki.  His works are controversial and some  are considered to be pornographic.  Ralph Gibson is an American photographer who also photographs nudes, but his works are virtually abstract.

View Nobuyoshi Araki's work.

View Ralph Gibson's work.


Works by Rick Legal

His black and white images are not necessarily beautiful, although some are striking, edgy and unexpected.



The exhibition is scheduled from April 1  to April 4. 


The Eastwood Onley Gallery: 2075 Alberta St. Vancouver BC. ( between 4th and 5th Avenue )         

Opening reception: April 1st, starting at 6 pm.

For more information, please check the Eastwood Onley Gallery website.

Rick Legal was photographed on January 22, 2011.

Yukiko Onley is a Vancouver based photographer. See more of her work at

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