Manifesto: For The Many Not The Few (Labour) - 2017.

NEW WORK – MANIFESTO – GENERAL ELECTION 2017

GENERAL ELECTION 2017 MANIFESTO SPEACHES

With the 2017 UK General Election set for a week from today, I present ‘Manifesto’, a visual experiment exploring the visual noise that is the bombardment of imagery and information we receive from both the political parties and the media.

Through the visual cacophony of the 2017 general election, the importance of soundbites, both visual and aural is increasingly evident.

Rummaging through our echo chambers and searching for the truth between the well choreographed consumable episodes with which we are presented, it is easy to be lost in the swarm.

Whilst watching the policy launches for the key parties, I wondered how many people read and how much detail from each manifesto the general public consumed.  These presentations and the accompanying publication are the best insight we have into our prospective leaders intentions but can be easily overshadowed with the ever moving machinery that is electioneering.

These composites are a visual expression of the noise that is the election; created by layering thousands of still frames from each of the manifesto launches of the six main UK parties (by 2015 vote share).

More information about the project and the images can be viewed in the portfolio section here.

Photographic Dialogues Journal - Issue One - Front Cover

PHOTOGRAPHIC DIALOGUES JOURNAL – FEATURES MY LATEST WORK

PHOTOGRAPHIC DIALOGUES – NEW JOURNAL FEATURING LATEST WORK

Photographic Dialogues is a new annual journal produced in collaboration with the Photography Research Group at the University of the West of England in Bristol.

I am delighted to have a feature on my current project ‘Studies in Colour and Light‘ published in the inaugural edition, which concentrates on ‘moving stills’ and artists who shoot moving image or explore the connection between still and moving image.

For more information on the journal or to purchase a copy, please visit:

www.bristolphotographyresearchgroup.com/photographic-dialogues-journal/

Elusive Geometry part ii - 2017

NEW WORK – ELUSIVE GEOMETRY

Elusive Geometry iiMy latest work ‘Elusive Geometry’ has been uploaded to the portfolio pages.

These four images come from a collaborative project to create artwork to accompany The Reverse Engineer’s 2017 album ‘Elusive Geometry’.

Responding directly to the music and the themes it explores, these images were initially shot in the studio as a performance, creating and photographing sculptures, which evolved alongside the music.

Using a Mamiya Leaf digital medium format camera, large format images were created focusing on different areas of moving sculptures.  These images were then layered in post production to create a series of unique images.

For more information and to view the images, please click here.

Study in Colour and Light #3 - 2016

STUDIES IN COLOUR AND LIGHT – LIMITED EDITION PRINTS AVAILABLE

Signed edition print of ‘Study in Colour and Light #3’.

Signed edition print of ‘Study in Colour and Light #3’.

NEW SIGNED EDITION PRINTS AVAILABLE FROM MY LATEST SERIES

As the exhibition at the Royal Academy has now come to an end, I am happy to offer edition prints of two photographs from my latest series ‘ Studies in Colour and Light’
A perfect Christmas present and available at a reduced rate until the New Year.

The prints are available from a signed edition of 25, measuring 132.5 cm x 35 cm, Giclee archival digital prints.

Please visit the SHOP PAGE 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/

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).