"Becoming an ‘art collector’ sounds lofty and unachievable but we’re overthinking it,” says Stone. “The reality is that you simply start buying pieces which you identify with and say something to you.
“Photography is the most accessible art form because it captures a time in history; a human evolution; a movement; a feeling.”
“I often go around private galleries and collections and I see all the big obvious photographs by the masters, which are great, but I’m thinking, where is your personal selection? Where is the art that cost $150,” John told the Guardian in 2016.
“That’s the great thing about photography – you can walk into a gallery and see something that’s really beautiful and inspiring and it will cost you, well, 500 quid. I do that when I travel. I seek out new work.”
The relative accessibility of this price point makes collecting photography a good place to start. “Art collecting shouldn’t belong to a small club, we can all be doing it,” Stone says. “We don’t think twice about sharing Instagram posts which resonate with us, so why should we think any differently about the art we put on our walls?”
“The work by these artists are incredible in their own right, but they also speak to the world we’re living in right now,” Stone continues. “2021 through a non-traditional lens exploring gender, identity, beauty ideals and domesticity, to reclaiming their sexuality.”
Keep reading for a few examples currently on sale.