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Lomography UK’s July exhibition, opening this Thursday, will feature work from analogue photographer, Richard Heeps. In his Man’s Ruin collection, Heeps explores retro Americana imagery in vibrant, immediate photos. Working largely with rare, end-of-line films, Heeps travelled the US, capturing this collection on his Mamiya RB67 and Nikon FM2 cameras. On show until 26th July, the exhibition will be hosted by Lomography's East London gallery located at 117 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BG. Open daily from 11am-7pm.
Lomography Press Release
4 JULY 2013 – 26 JULY 2013
(London, UK) — Lomography UK’s July exhibition will feature work from analogue photographer, Richard Heeps. In his Man’s Ruin collection, Heeps explores retro Americana imagery in vibrant, immediate photos. Working largely with rare, end-of-line films, Heeps travelled the US, capturing this collection on his Mamiya RB67 and Nikon FM2 cameras.
Heeps' seductive, highly-saturated colours and sophisticated pictorial structures demonstrate a true love and empathy for this subject matter – be it cool, descriptive interiors, still life or landscape. His distinctive style pushes the limits of lens-based photography without the need for digital manipulation. The collectable and affordable, hand-printed colour photographs combine the best in traditional processing with the latest archival products – from photographic paper to mounting with a 100% cotton museum board.
Heeps has worked as an artist for over 20 years, exhibiting in across the country in galleries including Rochester Art Gallery, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, among others. His work has also featured in The British Journal of Photography, The Times, and The Independent, with commissions by the ICA and Portobello Books. He lives and works in Cambridge.
Lomography East London
117 Commercial Street, London, E1 6BG
FIRST THURSDAY OPENING (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Thursday, 4 July, 2013, 6 – 9pm
11 – 7pm daily
What the Hell is Lomography?
The Lomographic Society International is a globally-active organization dedicated to experimental and creative snapshot photography. Boasting over a half-million members across the world, the concept of Lomography encompasses an interactive, vivid, blurred and crazy way of life. Through our constantly expanding selection of innovative cameras & photographic accessories, we promote analogue photography as a creative approach to communicate, absorb, and capture the world. Lomography Gallery Stores all over the world provide our products and a place for exhibitions, workshops, meetups and all lomographic needs. Through the efforts and skill of our Lomographic Society members, we seek to document the incredible planet around us in a never-ending stream of snapshots – literally a global “Lomographic” portrait as seen through the eyes of countless individuals and cultures.
Photo: Bonanza Cafe by Richard Heeps