People are intriguing , our postures, facial expressions, our ability to go into a trance even in the most hectic of places. We are full of habits and emotions . Sometimes busy in our own lives we forget to take a minute to just observe, to study the going-ons around us. I am always surprised when doing street photography by the amount of ‘ walking-by stories’ going on, everyone has their own unique story. I have seen people dancing in the streets! people arguing, throwing stuff at each other in an uncontrolled fit. I am always amused by people falling asleep on the trains in London, particularly people at lunchtime! have they missed their stop? People make me laugh with their loudly spoken ” secret” phone calls , cryptic name-drops and put downs. Whenever I go out their always seems to be an old man or a small group of old men, chilling out watching the world go by, always happy to speak to me and find out what I am up to. The pigeons weave their way around the people, their lives seems so much more simple then ours.
After spending too much time in London museums lately I find myself making this strange comparison, locating a photograph in all my files on my computer is a bit like trying to find a particular specimen at the Natural History Museum, totally time consuming and you always find something else that distracts you. Cant remember what I went looking for on my computer but ended up finding these self portraits, um not sure what I was thinking when I took these? but i think i had watched Inception and was feeling a little inspired by ” dream within a dream ‘ thing ! . Think they were taken a couple of years ago , looking at the colour of my hair, which is now a darker shade of chocolate brown.
One of my images from the project Somme. This image remains one of my favourites, but did not make the final cut as its alittle different in tone and style to the others. This is a 35mm film image that I processed and printed myself in the darkroom.
Untitled 2014 Exhibition opens today until saturday . http://www.facebook.com/pages/untitled-2014
Untitled 2014 opens today at the Menier gallery nr London Bridge. Details provided for anyone that is interested in coming along. My work is situated on the first floor , titled Somme. Here are a few photographs from the exhibition.
14 exhibiting photographers brought together for one inspiring show!
20th -24th May 2014
The Menier Gallery, London Bridge
Tuesday – Thursday 11.00am – 6.00pm
Private view -Thursday 24th 6.00pm -9.00pm
Friday- 11.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday – 11.00am – 6.00pm
Find us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/untitled -2014
Its getting nearer to the Untitled 2014 exhibition! So I thought I would show-off some of the other photographers that will be exhibiting with me at the gallery. Justyna Baranska will be exhibiting her Margate and Dungeness seascapes during untitled 2014. Justyna is inspired by Turners awe-inspiring large scale paintings. she works with her own emotions and the temperamental conditions of the sea to create beautiful sweeping( and at times abstract )images that capture the essence of their location.
Zuzana Orgovanova brings her travel documentary photographs of Bangkok to the gallery. Recently back from travelling Asia, Zuzana illustrates the uncertain future for the children of Bangkok. Following fresh twists in the country’s protracted political crisis, Zuzana uses street photography to capture the mood of the city and the perspective of the children.
14 photographers are exhibiting together at the Menier Gallery, London Bridge 20th-24th May. Tuesday -Thursday 11.00am – 6.00pm , Friday 11.00am-8.00pm and Saturday 11.00am – 6.00pm .
I will be exhibiting along with 13 other contemporary art photographers at The Menier Gallery, London Bridge. The exhibition runs from 20th – 24th May 2014. The gallery is open 11am -6pm tues,wed, thurs and saturday. Friday 11.00am -8.00pm . On a Thursday there is a private view from 6pm til 9pm. For more information find us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/untitled-2014 . Look forward to seeing people there