Adam Brown: Brighton Beach and Approaching Storm, October 14th 2022
Edition of 10 with 1 AP
50.8 x 60.9cm
C-type print on Fuji Crystal Archive Velvet
Images from a walk around Brighton on the morning of the 14th October 2022, down West Street to the seashore. The colour of each individual sphere is a direct reflection of the colour in the space with no manipulation apart from exposure. Juxtaposing spheres from different times and locations, the illusion of and tone colour in the print clashes with the illusion of depth.
The ‘Calibration’ series takes influences from painting, photography and CGI to explore the immediate experience of light in space, experimenting with surface, form and exposure to produces ambiguous images which could be read as either records of past light or ‘calibrators’ by which future light is to be adjusted. Shot with the intention to be juxtaposed in sequences or simple formations, spaces are created which appear ‘wrong’ in terms of perspective and the traditional language of form, but reveal multiple paradoxes of depth and colour perception using a simple visual language.
Adam Brown is course director for the BA(Hons) Photography and Imaging at London South Bank University, and works with the sculptural and performative aspects of photography. His projects - including award winning collaborations with architects, games designers - have all played with photography as a practice that requires the viewer to do something, and the way in which technology changes behaviour. He also writes and publishes on the socio- economic impact of technological change and urban development, and the way cities turn into images and vice versa.