Photography Now | 20th – 31st July
20th – 31st July
Private view: 20th July, 6:00 – 8:30pm
The focus of this exhibition will be on emerging and mid-career photographers.
We hope you can join us at the opening on the 20th of July from 6 to 8.30 pm
10am – 6pm Monday to Friday
12 – 6pm Sunday
Evelyn Kutschera @evelynkutschera
In Evelyn’s own words: “Being a Skinhead is about a lifestyle, it should be fun. We skinheads love music, like going to concerts and drinking together. There are regular skinhead get-togethers where we dance to a Dj playing a selection of original ska and reggae but Northern soul and rhythm & blues also find their place. In short, being a skinhead is a style of music and way of dress but also an identity and way of life. For me, being a Skingirl certainly isn’t a fad”
As a great admirer of Brutalist architecture, Evelyn often connects her portraits with these surroundings which she shoots using an analogue medium format film camera. Her commercial clients include the renowned fashion brand “Merc London”, multinational data vendor “SIX Group” and “LG Electronics” in addition to promotional work for a number of Swiss acts.
The first skinheads were the young working class of the late sixties who had little in common with both the conservatism of their parents and a hippie movement of the middle class they were alienated from. They were influenced sartorially by the Jamaican and West Indians who had arrived in Britain bringing their ‘rude boy’ style with them and similarly embraced their music of ska, rocksteady, bluebeat and reggae which originated from Jamaican and West Indian dancehall culture. They danced to their music, dressed similarly and shared the same economic position: that of social disadvantage in the Britain of the late sixties and early seventies. With their boots, braces and utilitarian mode of dress they celebrated the “aesthetics of the proletarian ”, in variance to the Edwardian Dandyism of the Teddy Boys and aspirational attire of the Mods. Skinheads were proud of their roots and their culture. A culture that has never been commercially co-opted and is alive and kicking its Dr Martens boots from Shoreditch to Singapore.
Contrary to the image presented by the media, skinheads who respect the legacy of their subculture strongly oppose its appropriation by right-wing extremist groups which exist in opposition to the values of the traditional multi-racial skinhead movement and can be found all over the world. Despite originating in the UK, this subculture has become a way of life as well as a style of dress for many young people across the globe.
Romain Verley @romain_verley_photos
French Street photographer, Journalist and Film Maker, 42 years old. Romain Verley reveals a new face of Paris through photography and reflections.
His gaze turns upside down. You see high, he sees low. You see tails, he sees heads.
His first exhibition in 2001 was already entitled “Reflections”. 21 years later, the Parisian public discovered 55 photographs of the French capital. For his 5th exhibition, Romain Verley presents his work for the first time abroad. In London, he delivers his latest findings in terms of reflections. Enter his Paris Macadam
Lucia Heumann @lucias_fotos
Lucia Heumann takes photos with an analog and manual camera, she develops her films herself in order to get the most real and haptic experience possible with the photos. The choice to make most of her photos in black and white, makes her photograph seem to come from another time. Lucia Heumann prefers shots taken outdoors, in the street, among people. An example of this is the photograph entitled “Stairs” in which is portrayed a man who climbs the stairs, perhaps about to go home or perhaps to go to work. This type of photo allows the viewer to create with the imagination stories and characters. “Stairs” is a dynamic photograph, thanks to the blurred effect that Lucia Heumann brilliantly uses. The perceived dynamism can only make us think of the studies of the Futurist Italian artists of the early twentieth century. In particular we remember the photodynamism of Anton Giulio Bragaglia, in which the vibration and the essence of the gesture emerge. The same mode can be found in Lucia Heumann’s photographs entitled “Train” and “Cups”. In particular, the latter depicts cups in flight in which the movement is the protagonist. The camera is used as a means of tracing the complexity and trajectory of the movement. Heumann’s ability is to reproduce what the human eye is missing. She captures in a photograph the suspension of a movement: The train before it disappears from view, the cups before they fall and shatter on the ground. This invites and allows the viewer to dwell on the moments, on the fleeting life, on what a moment before you can have and a second after there is no more.
Chris Patrick Jay @chrispatrickjay
Chris Patrick Jay was born in 1990 in the coastal Scottish town of Saltcoats. Growing up within line of sight of the Isle of Arran, he always had a fascination with Scotland’s highlands and islands, which now makes up a large part of his practice. Often jokingly referring to himself as a “painter in a hurry” he seeks to showcase the effortless beauty of the natural landscape of his home country, as suspended in time across copious rolls of analogue film that are now slowly taking over his home.
All images were shot on 120 roll film, developed, edited, printed and framed in Scotland, with bespoke, hand crafted frames provided by Somerville Workshop.
Antonia Chick @antoniachickphotography
Antonia is a British photographer living and working in the UK andcurrently studying for her MA in Photography at Falmouth University.This work is a selection from her ongoing Final Major Project entitled‘Fault Lines’, a conceptual exploration of generational trauma and theemotional conflict of grieving an estranged parent.‘We were never taught that by the end of our lives, we didn’t have to bemade of a hundred million cracks. We were never taught that we couldhave it differently, that we could piece ourselves back together withlight’Shinji Moon, ‘Kintsugi
Carl Nehore @carl_nehore_photography
Amateur photographer. Occasional adventurer. Nature-lover.
Exploration has led to the best photography opportunities in my recent years. The 3 photographs exhibited were taken across 2 continents during my travels last year.
Leopard cub 1/2
My happy place = a game drive in the African bush + precious gift of new life. This 3 month old cub was boundlessly energetic, with an already fine-tuned sixth sense being displayed through her pursuits in the bush. An African princess, and one day Queen.
Kruger National Park, South Africa.
This selective colour image, highlighting the individual elements of a magnificent flower, was captured amid a flood of pink and purple floating Lilly’s on a ponds surface.
Wat Thai Sarnath temple, India.
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