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  • Rodbourne

  • Upton

  • Yaton

  • Wash Common

  • Limpley Stoke

  • Baydon

  • Wonsted

  • Broadclyst

  • Minety

  • S Wonsted 2

  • Mannings

  • Ossett

  • Colerne

  •  All works featured in this exhibition are for sale in limited edition runs here

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  • Bernd Becher and Hilla Becher 1931–2007, born 1934

    The Bechers, artist-photographers preoccupied with the photography of old industrial buildings in a manner related to industrial archaeology, their strict photographic process and 'dead-pan' aesthetic brought an almost forensic approach to the subject, their extensive series of photographic images, or typologies, of industrial buildings and structures are held in many notable collections accross the world, including, The Tate, MoMA and The Guggenheim

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  • TOWERS

  • Historically there are certain subjects within photography that are almost untouchable, off limits and many that are clichéd. There is no doubt that the subject and documentation of water towers is certainly one of those, so how can a photographer reinterpret and document with new eyes to engage the viewer in a way that brings new life to the subject.

    The Bechers’ certainly put their mark on water towers with their forensic topological survey, over many decades. With their dead-pan approach and strict photographic process it is hard to see why or how this subject can be captured without being closely associated and compared to such a substantial, celebrated and complete body of work.

    What Lewis brings to this subject is an almost opposing approach to the alien structures in the everyday landscape, whereas the Bechers work can be viewed as a cold and traditional study of the architectural qualities of water towers. Lewis has taken a purely aesthetic approach to capture the structures in an almost otherworldly appearance. By bringing a distinct aesthetic to the water towers that celebrate these architectural anomalies that are often ignored and regarded as stains on the landscape in many towns and villages across the UK, he breathes life into the strange and sublime, highlighting the somewhat science-fictional design of these colossal structures that all serve the same purpose.

     

     

     

     

  •     TOWERS

  • Born in the South Wales valleys Richard Lloyd Lewis is a UK based photographer who has worked commercially since 1996 for the Publishing, Editorial, Advertising and Music Industry. Having cut his teeth in the Commercial world his passion is still routed in documentary / architectural projects that investigate subjects that hide or are hidden away from the public gaze. His recent project 'code name: burlington', resulted in gaining privileged access to the top secret underground city that would have housed the government and royal family had the cold war resulted in a nuclear hit on the UK. 

    Lewis has exhibited nationally alongside artists such as Tracey Emin, Steve Pyke, Hannah Starkey, Gavin Turk, Nadav Kander, Martin Parr, Paul M Smith, Bridget Riley and Edgar Martins and his photographic prints are now held in several notable private collections, his project ‘code name burlington’ is held in the permanent collection at the Imperial War Museum London.

    Lewis has a Masters Degree in Photography from The University Of The Arts London - LCC, and a BA (Hons) Degree from Exeter School Of Art & Design - University of Plymouth.

  • To see more work by Richard Lloyd-Lewis follow this link 

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  • RICHARD LLOYD LEWIS:  BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

  • RICHARD LLOYD LEWIS