Cameraless photography seems to be having a renaissance this year, with the Shadown Catchers exhibtion becoming a hit at the Victoria & Albert Museum and numerous pinhole photography projects popping up across the country.
In tune with this trend is a new exhibition at east London’s The Book Club by photographer Peter Anderson. Anderson, who it better known for his portraits of figures from the music industry, has created cameraless images for the exhibition reminiscent of the early works of Man Ray.
After attending Glasgow School of Art and the Royal College of Art London, Anderson was a staff photographer at NME in the 1980s and has worked for magazines such as The Face, ID and Rolling Stone.
Despite the exhibition’s name of Wildlife Photograms, Anderson’s works range from haunting images of planes and skulls to urban photographs overlaid with found objects.
It’s intriguing to unpick the layers of Anderson’s images and for The Book Club, a welcome move away from the music photography that it generally favours exhibiting.
Wildlife Photograms runs until 5 February at The Book Club, 100 Leonard Street, London EC2A.