Treasures: Lost and Found

For four photographers, one man’s trash really is another man’s treasure.

Herbie the heron at a crossroad
Herbie the heron at a crossroad

For a new exhibition opening this week, photographers Adrian Bryant, Anne Cauvin, Fabio Pezzarini, and Fiona McVeigh are showing images deemed by others to be useless.

As befitting of the setting – at analogue camera specialists Lomography’s East London gallery – all the exhibiting artists are wild about film.

A lion in the garden
A lion in the garden

Each spent spring this year scouring London’s markets, junk yards and bric-a-brac stalls for old negatives, selecting those that captured their imaginations.

These were then developed, creating images that tell lost and forgotten stories from the past, with strange people and situations given a new life through their reappropriation.

Drinking at Brighton beach
Drinking at Brighton beach

Thanks to the titles bestowed on them, the nostalgic images are given new stories, creating a narrative around the situations that led to the click of the lens that captured them.

She was just shocked by his attitude.
She was just shocked by his attitude.

Treasures: Lost and Found runs from 1 – 29 August at Lomography East London, 117 Commercial Street, London, E1

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