Graduate Show Invite
FdA and HNC Photography @ Free Range 2011
2011 Graduates from our photography programs will be exhibiting at this years graduate showcase Free Range 2011, the Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London E1 in June 2011.
Please join us at our opening on Thursday 23rd June from 6-10PM.
Free admission, all welcome…
I was very happy to start my new project at the close of 2010.
Due to being stuck in Heathrow Airport for 4 days which made my trip delayed I managed to get to Toyota City for a couple of days to begin shooting. My driver Toru-san at Toyota City Hall was a very charming man and a wonderful host who got me to my destinations.
Nobuyoshi Araki at Rat Hole
Just finished reading Araki’s new book on the passing of his beloved cat Chiro.
I have been following the relationship between Araki and Chiro throughout his career and also have his other book ‘Chiro, My Love’ (1990), a book made for his late wife Yoko. Yoko passed away shortly before ‘Chiro, My Love’ was published and Araki placed a copy of it in Yoko’s coffin. In the new book there is a photograph of Chiro inside a coffin juxtaposed with the infamous image of Yoko in her coffin.
This book was purchased in Japan but I am sure it is available here. A testament of love and death. I am interested in finding out the relationship between the two images Araki places together in a spread, naked women in bed and dying Chiro in bed.
A beautiful little book.
Image above, courtesy of Abi Hart, L2