Friday, 25 February 2011

It's Friday

Sunshine yesterday! What a nice reminder that there might be more to come. We will probably have a quiet weekend after last week's holiday, sorting out things and hoping for the odd hop on the trampoline if the weather allows.

Although, there is this exhibition at the Michael Hoppen Gallery that sounds intriguing and fits perfectly within the theme of this blog:
Japanese photographer Sohei Nishino develops photographic dioramas, mapping out the artist's personal impression of major cities.

"When photographing London, Nishino walked the entire city on foot for a month, wandering the streets and recording from every possible angle, from building tops to get an overview of the Gherkin, to shooting in step with the Queen’s Guard marching on the Mall. In total he used over 300 rolls of black and white film and took over 10,000 pictures.
In the following three months Nishino selected some 4,000 of these photographs, hand printed in his own dark room, which he then meticulously pieced together with scissors and glue in his Tokyo studio. The result was an aerial view of London, which was then reshot as a completed collage to produce a final image in photographic form. This lengthy and painstaking process, all done by hand, only allows for the creation of three maps per year. Nishino’s re-imagination of a city presents a convincing record despite its geographical inaccuracies, a map embodying the  intricacies of a city through the eyes and recollection of an outsider."

Sohei Nishino
found here

The exhibition started yesterday and lasts till the 02.04.11

Have a lovely weekend!

Update: The exhibition is mind-blowing. There are Dioramas of London, Paris, Hongkong, Tokyo and more. Beautiful, amazing and mesmerising.

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