Following on from the success of previous exhibitions at A.Elfe’s in London, and Capricious Space, New York, visually provoking photographer, Sam Irons, lends his art to the walls of Tim Sheward Projects in London’s Bankside.
The show, curated by Julien Dobbs-Higginson, presents a selection of work that continues to engage with the possibilities, complications and pitfalls of visual communication. “What originally drew me to Sam’s work, beyond the obvious beauty of the photos, is the way he plays with scale, framing and the dramatic juxtaposition of images in the photos. Sam’s diptychs are incredibly powerful and perhaps the most original aspect of his work. They are fresh, new and all about dialogue.”
Editing is as important to Irons’ as making photographs. His work challenges perception, creating relationships between dissimilar images that resonate whilst refusing easy interpretation. “I’m interested in disruption, a combining of discordant genres of images in a way that upsets the viewers’ presuppositions of what they’re looking at and what it might mean.
Brecht said, ‘Less than ever does the mere reflection of reality reveal anything about reality’, and I try to explore what is revealed and what remains hidden even within a technology devoted to the visible.”
The preview for this event is tomorrow evening. For gueslist please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Creative agency Mother London, is inviting women from far and wide to have their lady gardens anonymously photographed. On Thursday 3rd October, photographer Alisia Cannon wants as much waxed, never tended, young, old, black, brown or white ladies’ vaginal foliage in her ‘bush booth’.
Working with feminist groups, this campaign aims to challenge the social concept of what is acceptable in regard to pubic hair and the pressure on women to maintain a certain ideal. It hopes to delve a little deeper into modern feminism and what it means to be a feminist in present times.
All bushes will be displayed to London in a major public exhibition at Mother London. All participants and their friends will be invited to a fancy private view and a debate event on the subject.
Book yourself in for a 15-minute slot in the ‘bush booth’, accessible from the morning ‘til the evening, by emailing email@example.com. Join the debate on Twitter too with #projectbush
Photography: Philip Meech
Assistant: Lauren Quinn
Styling: Marie-Louise Von Haselberg
Hair: Daniel McCourt/Sassoon
Makeup: Nat Van Zee
Models: Skye & Max from Profile
Headpieces: Lara Jensen for MIISTA
View the full lookbook here.
Full event info here.
Available from Hopeless Lingerie.
This week we headed down to the exciting launch of The Vinyl Library - an awesome community, non-profit organisation where you can donate vinyl in exchange for access to an eclectic variety of musical goodness. Set up by lovely ladies Elly Rendall and Sophie Austin, opportunities are steadily increasing and library may eventually offer lessons too.
Got a stack of vinyl you no longer want? Put it to good use and donate it. If you don’t have any vinyl at the moment, but still want to get involved, all you have to do is pay a pretty small monthly charge which covers running costs. If that’s still stretching it a bit, the lovely team has set up a system where you can work to earn vinyl.
The library is only in its early stages, but the environment is already amazing, and as soon as you walk in there’s plenty of records to get running your fingers through. There’s a real nice vibe about the place and you can easily lose track of time in there.
The Vinyl Library is definitely a spot to check out. Find it on Foulden Road, Stoke Newington.