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.
Emerge submerge – Steve Welsh for the Out of the Mouth of the Parrett project
Steve Welsh interpreted the river and its concentrations of habitation to produce a 19 metre photomontage flowing from the point the river enters the county finishing in Combwich. “The tidal rise and fall submerges and reveals the unexpected each day; the use of double exposure onto film allowed serendipity to create juxtapositions and enabled the […]
36 Views of Glastonbury Tor after Hokusai
The exchange of inspiration between Japan and the Western world was already well established when wood block print maker Hokusai came out of retirement due to family fiscal embarrassment to create his renowned project 36 Views of Mount Fuji 1834/35. In fact the series was so successful that it became a three-volume set of 100 […]
Glastonbury Festival 2013, Dusk and the Journey into the Night
When the fat lady sings its definately not over at Glastonbury. Once the bands and the main stages finish those who know head via Arcadia to The Areas, those who don’t follow! All manor of unknowns hit the senses, if you have any left, as heaven and hell vie for your soul, pleasure, pain and […]
Glastonbury Festival 2013, Festival Heads
Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts to give it its full title could not be a better place to begin Exposure 47’s first collaborative Place in a Day project. This most famous (or infamous!) event is a truly 24 hours a day experience where you can find everything you could expect and many things undreamt of. […]
Scenes From An Occupation
The Occupy London Stock Exchange movement set up camp at St Paul’s on the 15th of October 2011 after failing in its attempt to position the protest right outside the Stock Exchange building itself. Partly by chance I was there two days later. Astonishingly protesters had organised themselves into a society with almost all the […]
Waiting For Banksy
There are some days in life that you’ll regret; commonsense says you will never get those hours back. If you’re lucky hindsight makes sense of the experience, and so it was in the case of a visit to the Banksy exhibition Joining the queue with two friends at 8am on the last Sunday morning, to finally […]