Exciting times indeed – my fourth self initited project entitled “Reclaim” will be exhibiting at the LCB Depot Gallery from Tues 28th February 2012, private view is on Friday 2nd March 2012 5pm – 7pm.
To me, Reclaim is a photography project celebrating the past, present and future beauty of 82-86 Rutland Street, Leicester.
These buildings, which received listed statute in 2006, are about to be refurbished in keeping with their historical context to become vital workspace for creative industries particularly focused upon artists and designer makers and managed by the LCB Depot ( where I keep my rather lovely studio space ).
This is such an exciting project to be apart of, its very rare these days to be able to emotionally engage in what is technically a restoration project, but I just fell in love with the beauty of the space upon my first visit and was determined to do it justice.
My use of light and shade in this body of work is a visual metaphor for the clash of the exciting new developments and the existing character of this amazing building. I was definately trying to channel the energy of my beloved Tim Walker with this work, using natural light to its fullest advantage.
To see the rest why not pop down? It’d be great to actually meet people!