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"
by Cameron Procter Separated by almost 7000 miles, the Chilean province of Coquimbo and the Welsh Swansea Valley are not immediately recognized as having any associations with one another. Yet, from 1840 to 1880, these two regions were directly connected by the transatlantic metal trade – copper ore extracted from Coquimbo’s mines was shipped across […]Read more "Coquimbo & Swansea"
Oceans Hotel Restaurant, 2010 from resort 1 Butlins, Bognor Regis © Anna Fox Anna Fox is one of the most acclaimed British photographers of the last thirty years and is Professor of Photography at the University of Creative Arts, Farnham. Known for her use of flash and colour, she emerged in the 1980s as part […]Read more "Interview with Anna Fox"
Only in England – Photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, curated by Martin Parr, by Tony Cearns. “Only in England”, the exhibition of Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr photographs at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and part of LOOK/15 Liverpool Photo Festival promised to be a treat, and a treat it was – but perhaps not for […]Read more "Only in England"