Light and shadows

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.

by Peter Anderson
by Peter Anderson

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.

Hide Comments (1)Show Comments (1)
  • Sue Gerrard November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    This will be a must see for anyone interested in ‘alternative photography’. I have a huge collection of photograms… I fell in love with the process whilst studying graphic design at London College of Communication in 2007.

  • Post a comment

Latest articles