18th May. Victoria Gallery. Leggate Theatre. A fantastically photogenic venue for a Photography discussion. In collaboration, Writing on the Wall Festival and LOOK/15 bring us ‘Ethics of Portrait Photography – A Transatlantic View’. Emma Smith, director of LOOK/15 concedes the title is a slight misnomer and renames it ‘Ethics of Portrait & Urban Photography.’ Onto […]Read more "Reflections on ‘Ethics of Portrait Photography – A Transatlantic View’ by Eli Regan"
I spent the latter half of my teenage years, and the beginning of my twenties, scouring vibrant nightclubs on weekly expeditions looking closely at how I identified with my own gender and surrounded [myself] by people exploring theirs. For a heterosexual female – to put a label on it – working as a drag queen […]Read more "VESTA: Είμαι άνθρωπος – A Fearless Response"
Photocrowd set out with a simple aim: to create a place on the web where photographers, whether it’s their hobby, their job, or somewhere in-between, can meet, enjoy photography and get motivated to shoot regularly. For LOOK/15, Photocrowd ran a competition called “Your Important Place”. This idea was generated by a film we screened called […]Read more "Photo crowd competition winners"
It’s not often you stumble into a free piece of Art. The single word ‘homeless’ speaks to me among the many leaflets piled up in a dishevelled manner in bookshop News from Nowhere and I open the newspaper to discover Liverpool artist Tony Mallon’s enthrallingly poetic photographic document of Merseyside hostels. The tradition of photographing […]Read more "Review Tony Mallon ‘Homeless’ by Eli Regan"
Louis Quail is a photojournalist and arts photographer whose projects are receiving wide critical interest. LOOK met Louis Quail in 2014 and soon commissioned him to compose an essay. As the festival drew closer, his work Desk Job was selected to feature in Open 1 (Open Eye Gallery, 16 May-23 Aug 15), whilst further exchanges […]Read more "LOUIS QUAIL: IN SEARCH OF THE IMPERFECT PICTURE"
OFFICE HOURS (06:00 – 18:00) It seems odd, in a damp and cold warehouse, that the unofficial uniform tends to consist of a bulky fluorescent soft shell with brand and colour left to personal choice, a vibrant red rubber apron and bright pink marigolds. It takes character and a dry sense of humour to get away […]Read more "BRYN DAVIES: NORYANGJIN FISHERIES WHOLESALE MARKET: PART 2 OF 3"
Sheila Rock in conversation with Tony Cearns Tony Cearns caught up with Sheila Rock ahead of her exhibition “Tough and Tender” as part of LOOK/15 Liverpool International Festival of Photography. Tony Cearns Your photographic work of the punk music scene here in England established you as an influential photographer obtaining widespread international coverage. Vogue, no less, reported on your fly-on-the-wall […]Read more "Sheila Rock"
by Casey Orr The Saturday Girl series of portraits was conceived after seeing so many young women in Leeds with ‘big hair’; hair teased and back-combed, styled and extended with hairpieces and wigs. I wondered what it meant, what it said about undercurrents in culture, the unspoken signs that tell of our values and tribe […]Read more "Saturday Girl Does Liverpool"