We were lucky enough to be present at the preview of Analogue Brighton's photo exhibition the other day, where we were beguiled by work from a talented group of like-minded enthusiasts of analogue photography, all of whom are still using vintage and lomography cameras.
Analogue (organised by Collate Presents - who are a curatorial team based in Brighton) features the talents of Tom Welland Lomokev Adam Bronkhorst 25ThC (of Bobbysix fame!) and Captainbonobo and brings together many images - largely of Brighton - in a variety of ingenious and interesting ways. Cross processing slide film, multiple exposures and film swaps are some of the techniques which present iconic shots of the grand old city through different eyes. What is especially refreshing about the exhibition, in an age when everyone thinks they are a photographer and can take a shot 100 times in order to get it right, is the sheer inventiveness of the photographers and the laborious lengths to which they go to create an out-of-the-ordinary image. And, of course, without the immediacy of digital technology, sometimes they have to wait weeks just to see if their efforts have been fruitful.
The exhibition is definitely worth your time and runs from now until the 27th April 12pm-5pm. You can find Analogue at Artist Residence Gallery, 33 Regency Square, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 2GG
Here's a couple of snaps from the launch, attended by Bobbysix's Alice, Bobby and, of course, 25ThC (below):
Review and photos by Bobby Townsend