Posts Tagged ‘C-type print

06
Jan
12

William Eckersley : “Dark City” Series (Night Photography)

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Initially inspired by the stillness of London at night, photographer William Eckersley began experimenting in late 2007 and after four years of stunning large format photography, he’s published a book of these works called ‘Dark City’ which promise a compelling view of unseen London. –  view here

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‘Factory, Tree And Moon Behind Silhouette, RM9’
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Spotlit Steps From Fire Exit, SE1’
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Trolleys In Car Park, CR0’
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Bridge Over Canal, E15’
(c-type print / 2009)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Bend In Pedestrian Tunnel, SE1’
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Shopping Arcade, SE1’
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Lake And Four Housing Blocks, SE2’
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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At night, a once flat world illuminated by dull, grey daylight is transformed under the cloak of darkness. Garish spotlighting casts deep shadows and silhouettes, with hues of pink, cyan and orange. The stage is devoid of its human players and seems to showcase the scenery’s forgotten beauty, revealing a stark and otherworldly aesthetic in a city drained of its occupants. The built environment, deliberately contrived to service the needs and desires of humanity, makes sense in the context of teeming human life – without this however, its inherent functionality no longer visible, our urban spaces appeared to stand forlorn, waiting to be judged on their genius or folly, beauty or ugliness… [Extract : Stucco Press]

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William Eckersley : Stucco Press

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30
Nov
10

Dan Holdsworth : ‘Blackout’ Series (Photography)

Blackout 17
C-type print
226 x 177 cm
2010

Blackout 07
C-type print
226 x 177 cm
2010

Blackout 13
C-type print
226 x 177 cm
2010

Blackout 08
C-type print
226 x 177 cm
2010

Blackout 12
C-type print
226 x 177 cm
2010

Blackout 01
C-type print
226 x 177 cm
2010

‘Blackout’, presented at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art from Friday 12 November, brings together a remarkable new sequence of images taken in Iceland by British photographer Dan Holdsworth.

Occupying a space between documentary and the make-believe, these photographs, reproduced to a grand scale, transform the elemental terrain of giant Icelandic glaciers as they melt away into a strange, futuristic landscape. Blackout’s awe-striking photographs appear so otherworldly it is almost impossible to believe that these lunar-style landscapes actually exist.

The blue of the sky becomes the deep black of space, while the earth appears in negative, beyond imaginable human time and space. Reconstructing the notion of the romantic sublime for the 21st century, Holdsworth’s practice is consumed with investigating the unknown: pushing the peripheries of time, space, and consciousness beyond the limits of ordinary perception.

Since the late 90s, Holdsworth has developed a reputation as one of the most innovative British photographers currently working with landscape. While his early series concentrate on the quiet moments in everyday spaces: office buildings after work, car parks at night and deserted motorway flyovers his most recent work, as captured in Blackout, explore the natural world defining a modern spiritualism and a humbling reminder of the scope of things yet undiscovered.

[Extract : Dan Holdsworth – Exhibitions]

Dan Holdsworth : Projects




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