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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Underground Photo Exhibition Opening at theprintspace Gallery

theprintspace gallery are running a free photographic exhibition from 2nd - 21st March 2012 called '
Underground'. It brings together three photographers exploring a subterranean theme. 

London based street photographer, David Solomons will be exhibiting a selection of images from his series ‘Underground’ taken on the Tube. The images were shot over a three month period between 1994 and 1995, using colour with a flash to illuminate the dark interiors of the London Underground.

Photography by David Solomons
Photography by David Solomons

David said "On seeing Bruce Davidson's Subway, I became inspired to produce something similar for my first serious attempt at a project.  Using a flashgun on the Tube was a pretty scary proposition and one where I was mostly able to only fire off one shot at a time, unless I was able to ask some subjects beforehand.  It became a very steep learning curve, and has since stood me in good stead for my regular street work (which I now practice without using flash)"

Photography by David Solomons
Photography by David Solomons

There will also be photography from another London based photographer, Dylan Thomas depicting inanimate objects in unrecognisable and unfamiliar spaces and New York based photographer, Gesche Wurfel exploreing how superintendents decorate their work and living spaces in the basements of apartment buildings in New York.

The exhibition opens with drinks on 1st March 2012 from 7pm-9:30pm. theprintspace gallery is at 74 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DL Nearest Tube Old Street Thanks to Julian Gajewski @37603 for letting me know about this.

Update - Opening night
It was lovely to see so many people at the opening night on 1st March and also good to see the shots in the gallery
theprintspace exhibition of Underground photography

I managed to get a shot with lots of oranges and auburn tones together!

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