Modern Life is Rubbish? Fast shutter speed image capturing an egg smashing

RESEARCH QUESTION: MODERN LIFE IS RUBBISH? WHAT MOST CONCERNS YOU…

WHAT MOST CONCERNS YOU ABOUT MODERN SOCIETY?

Modern Life is Rubbish? Fast shutter speed image capturing an egg smashing

Modern Life is Rubbish?
Fast shutter speed image capturing an egg smashing

 

I am in the very early stages of a new photographic project and would appreciate your help.

We are living in strange times both politically and culturally, where the previous rules do not seem to apply and unpredictable events are a frequent occurrence.

In order to step outside of my own thought bubble and to appreciate questions beyond of my own world view, I am looking to gather people’s opinions on our current social and political culture.

The question I want you to answer is this;

“What is the one aspect of our society, as it currently stands, that most concerns you?”

Your answer can be anything you wish, whether it directly affects you or not, whether it is a local thing or much more widespread, something in this country or abroad, personal or generalised, political, cultural or neither!  I want to try and gather a list of thoughts and opinions on this idea to see if it can help fuel my current thinking surrounding a new photographic project.

Please leave a comment or message me in any way you see fit.  I will not share or publish your information or use it in any manner other than my own research. Please note if you leave a comment on this post with your answer, it will be publicly view-able.

Thanks for your help!

Study in Colour and Light #5 - 2016

New work at the RWA Bristol 164th Annual Open Exhibition

WORK TO FEATURE IN RWA BRISTOL ANNUAL OPEN EXIBITION

I am pleased to have a print from my project ‘Studies in Colour and Light’ being show at the Royal West of England Academy of Art (RWA BRISTOL) Annual Open Exhibition, which opens on the 8th October.

Whilst Studies in Colour and Light is a work in progress, I am delighted to have the opportunity to preview the work, which can be seen in the portfolio pages.

Further information can be found on the RWA website here.

Harmonic Skeleton pairing 1 by John House & Rob Macdonald.

Harmonic Skeleton – Brighton Photo Fringe 2016

HARMONIC SKELETON – BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE EXHIBITION

I am pleased to be exhibiting in my fourth Brighton Photo Fringe this year with a new collaborative project alongside fellow photographer Rob Macdonald entitled Harmonic Skeleton.

The project is an experimental collaboration involving pairing images to create a photographic dialogue between artists.

For more information, please visit the project in the portfolio pages here.
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Still from Kinematograph film for Coastal Currents festival

KINEMATOGRAPH’S – EXHIBITION FOR HASTINGS COASTAL CURRENTS

COASTAL CURRENTS – NEW WORK ON DISPLAY

Kinematograph Still - John House

Kinematograph Still – John House

I have been working on a new series of films that I have dubbed Kinematograph’s which will be previewed at Hastings’ Coastal Currents festival.

This is a new project I have developed whilst making other work, which came about from a desire  to making moving photographs.  I often spot a scene I want to take a shot of, however, the scene  never quite works as a still image because the movement within it is integral to why I am drawn to  it.

As a reaction to this, I began to make short films of these shots, with the camera in a static  position and the sound removed – they become moving photographs.

The term Kinematograph is a homage to an early motion picture camera from the late 19th Century, which also served as a projector and developer.  The name seemed an appropriate choice given the motives behind making this work.

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I am delighted to be showing a couple of my Kinematograph’s for the first time as part of Hastings’ Coastal Currents Art Festival.  Rarities Productions are turning their beach hut into a cinema for one day only on Sunday 29th September and will be showing a series of short films and kindly asked me to participate.  More information on the ‘Beach Shorts’ event can be found on their website here: raritiesproductions.co.uk/beach-shorts-radio-days/

You can also view my contributions on my portfolio pages here: www.johnhouse.co.uk/portfolio/kinematographs/

Museum of John on show in Margate

‘Museum of John’ Film Still

A chance conversation last week led to an invite by Heather and the gang at the marvelous Parade Gallery in Margate to show a bit of the museum to the general public for the first time.

 

I have made a film for the exhibition and some of the items from the collection will also be displayed.

 

Read more about the Museum of John and watch the film on the blog by following the link below.

www.ourworldmyeye.com/posttopics/news-updates/sneak-peak-museum-john-parade-margate

Time (2009-12)

BEING NOBODY GOING NOWHERE – DANNY WILSON AWARD SHORTLIST 2012

BEING NOBODY GOING NOWHERE

As the dust settles on the Brighton Photo Biennial & Fringe for 2012, I was honoured to hear my exhibition Being Nobody Going Nowhere had been shortlisted for the Photo Fringe’s Danny Wilson Memorial Award 2012.  The shortlist included:

Amelia Shepherd
Gabrielle Farah
James Kendall
John House
Luke AR Hamblin
Matt Henry
Phil Taylor
The Photocopy Club
Willie Robb
Alison Stolwood
Joan Alexander
Human Endeavour
Sunil Shah

Hearty congratulations to this years winner Joan Alexander – check out her work at www.joanalexanderphotography.co.uk, I jsut love her film ‘Dust’. I was delighted to see freinds ‘Human Endeavour’ collective getting an highly commended for their latest project ‘The Glasgow Effect’. Check out their beautiful images at www.humanendeavour.co.uk.

Well done to the full shortlist, some amazing talent featured and I am pleased I didn’t have to make teh decision!

As for me, my exhibition continues to be available to view, a firm date when it will be taken down is TBC.  You can see my blog post showing images from the creation to the installation of the work here www.ourworldmyeye.com/news-updates/brighton-photo-fringe-2012-exhibition/.

The images are available to view in the portfolio pages of this site here.

 

 

Meeting Place (2009-12)

BEING NOBODY, GOING NOWHERE – NEW WORK FOR BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE


I am pleased to announce my new body of work is finally finished!

The project is entitled Being Nobody, Going Nowhere and is to be exhibited for the first time as part of the Brighton Photo Fringe 2012.  I wanted to show the work at a venue I felt appropriate for the work and I’m excited to say I think I have found the perfect place.  The photographs will be displayed in the windows of the old Co-op building on London Road, Brighton.

This means the exhibition will be available to be viewed by anyone 24/7.

I am currently running a funding campaign via wefund.co.uk to raise money to help towards the costs of printing for the exhibition, please take a look at my campaign page and any contributions would be gratefully received (there are incentives in it for you!).

SUPPORTERS

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to those who have already pledged some funds towards this project:

Phil Wellington – www.ilovenewwork.co.uk
Karen Taylor & Roger Matthews
Ruth Atkins
Murray Ballard – www.murrayballard.com
Dave Yates
Hannah Copcutt
Diane House
Gail Eastwood
Bob Ford
Matthew Copcutt – www.mcop.co.uk
Georgie Gilmore
Justin Compton
Jonathan Smith – www.jonathansmithart.co.uk
Ian Gray
Anna Powell
Heather Twizell
Jan Copcutt
Rachel Stevens

MORE INFORMATION?

The exhibition launch is on 6th October 2012 and will consist of large vinyl prints, spanning 8 meters in length that will be presented in the windows of the old Co-op in Brighton.

A small preview of the images can be viewed in the gallery pages and the whole project will be viewable here from 6th October.

Please click here to download the press release.

Cube (2009-12)

NEW WORK ON DISPLAY @ THE CLAREMONT OPEN HOUSE, BRIGHTON

Cube (2009-12)

Cube (2009-12)

BRIGHTON FESTIVAL OPEN HOUSE 2012

Well what a week last week was!  There was a rather frenzied flurry of activity as I found out, rather last minute, that I had been accepted to show as part of The Claremont’s 2012 Open House.

Whilst I am still heavily in the editing stage of my latest body of work ‘Being Nobody, Going Nowhere’ (hopefully to be previewed at the Brighton Photo Fringe in November) – I thought an Open House was a great way to try out some of the prints and do a little taster preview show. The Claremont boasts one of the biggest and most impressive collections of art during the festival so it is a great show to be a part of and I m amongst a great cohort of artists from a variety of disciplines – so I am delighted that 9 images from the (current edit) of the project will be on display as a part of their rather impressive show.

The work is currently being hung and will open to the public on Sunday 6th May.  Full details of opening dates and the artists on show can be found on The Claremont’s wesbite here.

Hopefully see you there at some point!

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WELCOME TO THE NEW WEBSITE…

NEW PORTFOLIO WEBSITE LAUNCHED (IN FACT – YOU ARE LOOKING AT IT!)

Well I am delighted that the new website is now up and running – whilst content is a bit sparse at present, I will be adding more images from my back catalogue over the coming weeks.

If you want to be kept informed of updates and new image galleries being added, please join the mailing list here.

I am also delighted with my new logo, designed by the ever talented Phil @ I Love New Work.  Thanks Phil – I love your work!

Thanks for visiting…more to come soon (and if you can’t wait until then, remember to check out the blog).