Set up originally as a mixed media gallery, Open Doors (OD) looked to encourage community cohesion and a sense of local pride through a programme of open submission exhibitions. Popping up in venues across London, OD asked local artists to reflect the local area in their unique style. The success of these events led to the discovery of a huge pool of talented emerging artists that were dismally under represented. Particularly photographic.
Inspired by this observation and coming from a photographic background ourselves, OD decided to focus its efforts on highlighting and developing the best we could find. We host their work on our instagram feed and select our favourites to offer as limited edition prints on our website. We will always price our prints affordably as we believe in making great art accessible to all. We want to lead and empower a growing group of first time art buyers with with highly collectable photographic prints rich in stories and aesthetic quality.
As well as selling our artists work we are always looking to promote their work in other ways too. We will take the prints offline and display the beautiful physical objects in exhibitions and photo-books. We are actively looking for collaborators to help us to achieve this goal. So whether you are a photographer sitting on an exciting body of work or an ace face with a space, we want to hear from you.
We hope you like the work for sale, don’t miss our programme of takeovers on instagram @odtakeovers and vote on your favourites with your likes!
With aspirations to be a photographer himself at one stage, Tom understands the difficulties of making it as a pro and of the sacrifices often required. Eventually Tom exchanged a life of hunting for the perfect shot to one of searching for the perfect photographer. Tom set up Open Doors three years ago with a view to promoting, supporting the best emerging photographic talent from around the world. Looking to sell their work on and offline. Having worked at some of Londons leading photographic institutions Tom is perfectly placed to help guide the next generation of photographer.
If you are looking for that perfect piece for your home or looking to start a collection of your own, we have a huge network beyond the artists listed and represented here. So get in touch and let us help you find the perfect piece for you.