Tomorrow night a selection of the work from my residency at the Tower will go on display, 15 large silver gelatin prints by master printer Robin Bell. These will be available to buy, there is a limited edition of 3 of each print as well as a special boxed portfolio available.
One of my main interests during the residency was to make my working process open to all via this blog, and therefore, in the same spirit, I also wanted to make the final work ‘open to all’. With this in mind I have made an edition of 30 Archival Digital C-type 10″x8″ Prints of the photograph below available for £25 (a share of this price goes to the Historic Royal Palaces).
If interested please contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I also hope to make this particular print available to buy from the Other Histories website using paypal.
'Remains' - Special Edition of 30
UPDATE: The 8″x10″ print is now available to buy online using PayPal via the Other Histories Website online shop.
When working on an extended body of work such as other histories one begins to not only question the subject matter but the medium one is using to interpret it. Eventually the question ‘why photograph anything?’ arises.
Here on the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s Blog Lisa Sutcliffe talks to several contemporary photographer’s and asks them that seemingly simple question.
I think this quote from Sutcliffe captures some of the key elements of photgraphy as art:
‘I was surprised by the poetic nature of the answers, and I would like to highlight a few common themes I noticed in the texts. Many of the artists express a desire to simultaneously depict the outer world and the inner self – to transcend reality. They discuss the existence of multiple realities and how different ways of seeing and multiple points of view can be compressed into two dimensions. And there was a strong desire to record the changing environment – either as a means of saving a piece of history, or as a commentary on rapid development. It is heartening to see that even with the digital revolution photography is still ideally suited for this type of cultural examination.’
The official website for the Residency is now up and running. It has examples of the three education projects, an intro by Alex Drago and examples of my personal work. Please have a look and feel free to give some feedback.
The exhibition is set for the end of this month. It will show a selection of photographs from my own personal work at the Tower: Other Histories as well as examples from the education projects that were carried out during the residency.
The Private View is at 6.30 on the 29th October and the show is open over Friday 30th and Saturday 31st at All Hallows by the Tower, Byward Street, London. EC3R 5BJ. Click here for a map.
I will be available over the duration of the exhibition to answer questions and discuss the project, so please come along.
There is also an official website to accompany the exhibition where you can see examples of my work and the work from the various education projects: www.otherhistories.com
Im taking part in a talk about ongoing photographic projects at the Brighton Media Centre on Wednesday 14th Oct (6.30pm) alongside the photographer Richard Rowland. Richard will be talking about his project Urban Fictions and I will be discussing the work I made during the residency. It has limited spaces so please email the media centre if you would like to attend, it would be great to see you there.