The success of 'taking pictures' has spurned the Latent Image Collective on to do another similar exhibition, but this time in Edinburgh. Like in Albuquerque, the photos on display will be free for people to take home, but this time they have to stay in the gallery until the closing night. The exhibition runs from the 6th to the 25th of October. So, please support the gallery by going along and grabbing yourself some free art.
It seems that the people of Albuquerque were less than shy about taking a free photograph, effectively dismantling the exhibition in under an hour! Go the collective!
Nick Tauro writes about his experience founding the Latent Image Collective for New Mexico based arts journal, Pyragraph. The article contains a photograph from each of the members, including me, and can be read here.
If anybody is in or around Albuquerque on June 6th, why not head down to Central Avenue, Route 66 and pick yourself up a free print from one of the Latent Image Collective. We'll be hanging 100 5inch square prints (well, not me personally, but a member of the collective) in an open air gallery and encouraging members of the public to take home the images they like. So, we 'take pictures" and then you "take pictures". Get it? :)
As I'm not the most photogenic person in the world, I'm a firm believer that the photographer should stay behind the camera, but the second project of the Latent Image Collection forced me out from my hiding place. The challenge was for everybody to take a selfie at the same time on the same date: 12:00 Noon on Sunday, January 18th, 2015. I'm not going to lie, I was still in bed at 11.49, but thankfully the sun did me a favour. Check out what the other members of my motley crew look like here: http://www.latentimagecollective.com
The results of the first project of the latent image collective can now been seen at http://www.latentimagecollective.com. I hardly ever work with a model, so it was a lot of fun for me to set up the shoot. A big thanks to Polina for putting up with the cold for so long.