Daido Moriyama’s Slice of Sensory Overload

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery blog 24/01/2015 Beneath the glaring advertisements and high rise complexes, Daido Moriyama wanders through the hot, crowded streets of Tokyo, attempting to capture a slice of its sensory overload. One of Japan’s most influential contemporary photographers, Moriyama’s intimate connection with the city is strikingly clear. The intoxicating overstimulation is…

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Robert Heinecken, “Lessons In Posing Subjects” @ Open Eye Gallery

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery’s blog, 11.12.2014 Saunter through Robert Heinecken’s Lessons in Posing Subjects this December and you’re likely to find yourself, quite inadvertently, re-enacting some of the models’ poses. Hand resting on one hip or tucked inside pockets, perhaps you even brush your hair nonchalantly from your face. Harmlessly trivial motions, so we thought,…

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This Year’s Environmental Photography

Originally appeared on the Open Eye Gallery blog, 01.07.2014 With the announcement of this year’s Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) finalists comes a collection of images that force entrants and audiences alike to consider the challenges of a growing population, climate change and limited resources. Yet although powerful and urgent, for many Western viewers these scenes…

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Krakow Photomonth Festival 2014

Originally appeared on Open Eye Gallery blog, on 25.06.2014 Curated by Aaron Schuman, this year’s Krakow Photomonth Festival invites its audience into a seductive, hybrid version of reality, where imagination, memory and mythical creation cohabit ambiguously. Bringing together a series of works united around the theme Re:Search, the photographic medium is turned in on itself, examined as a form of research…

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Ebb and Flow: Liverpool’s Chinatown

Originally published on Open Eye Gallery blog, 19/05/2014 Europe’s oldest Chinatown tells a slightly different story to that of its vibrant counterparts around the world; those alive and bustling with a supplanted Chinese way of life. Amble beneath its soaring gateway and you’ll find the Chinese street signs and restaurants set against an unexpectedly quiet…

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