Lomography’s cult status has propelled it from an outmoded Soviet-era camera company to a design-led analogue photography business.
Now in its Lomography Gallery East London, The Basement Gallery will explore the work of non-photographic analogue art and design, beginning with an exhibition curated by art and graphics impresarios Concrete Hermit.
Concrete Hermit, which brings together artists, illustrators and independent publishers, has picked the work of seven artists for the show, Analogue Perspectives.
Among them is Cat Johnson, an illustrator and model maker, who has recently exhibited dioramas of an imaginary war, and for another show invented and constructed a series of Gods.
Babycrow, real name David Gibbons, specialises in drawing with a brush and ink to create detailed line work and warm colours to give a comic book aesthetic.
The talented and ubiquitous Sarah Maycock has also been drafted in. You may have seen this bear among the work at Somerset House’s Pick Me Up show.
Joe Webb says his collages comprise two or three images, ‘reinvented as a single image to communicate a new message or idea.’
They are, ‘a sort of luddite reaction to working on computers for years,’ says Webb who adds, ‘I like the limitations of collage. Using found imagery and a pair of scissors, there are no Photoshop options to resize, adjust colours or undo.
‘I suppose I’m fairly anti-technology although I now promote my art on websites, own an iPhone and use Facebook. I wish I had been born 100 years ago.’
Analogue Perspectives runs from 5 July – 16 August at The Basement Gallery, 117 Commercial Street, London E1