Best known for his Academy Award-nominated film, Shadow of the Vampire and the BAFTA and Cannes-winning film, Control, alongside documentaries about Billy Idol and Syd Barret of Pink Floyd, Orian Williams is a visionary, Variety Magazine nominated Top Ten film producer.

In his first exhibition of black and white photography, WIlliams shares a rare and intimate glimpse into life on the international film and music scene. In his signature cinematic style, WIlliams documents the scene behind the scenes using the world’s most celebrated performers as his personal subjects.

Solstice Gallery in Mill Valley is proud to present Williams’ fine art photography as a curated collection of stunning and moving images that both chronicles and celebrates the independent creative spirit. Williams’ striking black and white images contemplate the beauty of contrast, walking the often tenuous line through the shadows and into the light.

From luminous entertainers to stand-alone bystanders, Williams’ captivating images brilliantly and poetically explore the full spectrum of light and life through the lens. Capturing iconic moments and legendary nights, Williams’expertly explores the buzz of celebrity with a raw intimacy. Going deep inside the inner sanctum of the entertainment world, from private parties to personal hang sessions, Williams’ independent spirit and fly-on-the-wall approach flips the script on what goes on behind Hollywood’s closed doors.

All images are limited edition, printed on archival paper and custom framed by Solstice Gallery. Orian’s new book, B-SIDES, published by Hat & Beard Press will also be for sale.

At Solstice Gallery on Dec. 2nd at 314 Miller Ave., live music and light refreshments will be served. The show will run through January 13, 2024.

Solstice Gallery celebrates the multidimensional talent of today’s most prolific artists. They are dedicated to shifting perceptions and clearing space for new avenues of artist expression. Often blurring the line between music and visual art, they aim to create a genuine, memorable and expansive sensorial experience for our clients both online and in our Northern California flagship gallery.