Taylor-Wood unveils a two-ton panorama

British art photographer Sam Taylor-Wood debuted her 900-by-60-foot image at Selfridges department store in London’s West End, writes Tamasin Day-Lewis in the May 2000 issue of Vanity Fair.

Taylor-Wood, a past finalist for the prestigious Turner Prize, employed such current cultural icons as Elton John and other musicians, actors, models and artists in the largest incarnation of her detailed panoramic images to date. She tells the magazine that the three 360-degree photographs joined to make a single, seamless image were concieved in the spirit of the “Elgin marbles on the Parthenon.”

Free of what Taylor-Wood calls her “usual sprinkling of sordid sex scenes,” the two-ton frieze was unveiled in May and will be on display for six months.