Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pinhole photography

I have been going back to real basics and trying out pinhole photography over the last few weeks.  It's not been altogether successful to date (for me anyway) but Laurence and I did manage to produce this interesting shot using a shoe box pinhole - exposing onto paper.  At first we didn't think it had come out and didn't bother rinsing it the chemical residue has created some interesting effects.  It has an almost 19th century feel to it, which I rather like.   The experimenting continues....

Monday, June 27, 2011

George Shaw & the South London Gallery

I'm liking artist George Shaw's work at the South London Gallery - photo-realistic paintings of Tile Hill housing estate in Coventry.  They are essentially banal, recording an often overlooked part of the urban landscape, and the absence of people is slightly unsettling.  Yet, at the same time they are beautiful.  The detail in them is amazing.  The SLG also has a rather nice cafe and book shop that my friend Robert introduced me to, so I'm already looking forward to my next dinner visit!  

© George Shaw