Waiting for Banksy 11 – A book of Shit Pictures is the logical follow up to the publication produced by me through Exposure 47 following Banksy’s visit to the Bristol Museum in 2009. Like all things you have to wait for I hope this gallery of images that have been skilfully (or not!) chosen and edited is worth the time that has passed since Weston Super Mare became an international place of interest. The ethos, if there really needed to be one, was to interpret Dismaland pictorially in the spirit the event was created. So black and white film, a point and shoot camera and some aggressive editing to push the contrast and grain structure, and some extreme crops. A nostalgic look back to the photography that holiday makers made in the pre digital/camera phone era; those who did not pick up a camera from one vacation to the next or until the film was finished, then to perpetuate their crimes against the medium show them to anyone who came to dinner! In a typically British coincidence on the day of the shoot it poured with rain bringing back memories of the family summer holidays of my youth huddled in an arcade, us against the weather!
This project is at last nearing completion, watch for details on our website, and in the mean time please feel free to comment.