This is only going to work if you are completely naked, we need just you, your everything.”  —  James Ostrer 
“Ok why not, I trust you.” — Nicky Haslam
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"I don’t think it’s meant to provoke people – it’s about contemporary portraiture – but if it’s well judged and well hung it should provoke discussion and deflection – stopping, thinking, talking." — National Portrait Gallery commissioner Anne Braybon on James Ostrer's surprisingly intimate photo of interior designer Nicky Haslam, and why the 2010 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize sparked debate...

“This is an absolutely wonderful portrait of Nicky” – Lucian Freud 

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“That’s the one, that’s the one, this is the one for the National Portrait Gallery” - Martin Scorsese 

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