|A good place for Photographers to meet|
The Photographers' Gallery is spread over quite a few floors (four plus basement) and the current works to be seen are dominated by work of Gregory Crewdson 'Cathedral of the Pines' - both John and I were new to his 'oeuvre' so found it all rather intriguing.
What Crewdson (A former Punk rock group member who is now a Professor at Yale) does is work of a 'film-ic' nature - with dark images (in terms of the character of the subjects) looking to be connected serious events - the work is seen to connect to diverse influences including the artist Edward Hopper and Film director Alfred Hitchcock.
Also on show was an 'interactive' area where visitors are invited to consider food photography -nice idea but I'm not sure how well it works - it's an area of photography that is significant but the elements to use suggested the Japanese restaurants that use 3D plastic models.
|It's a real challenge|