'Machine 101' is a body of work that speaks about a group of working class gamblers. It is a collection of photographs, which describes society and how technology has impacted dramatically on contemporary life. It is a personal exploration of my own background, where I work and as a social identity within a small foundation of society. 'Machine 101' presents the up-close portraits of the arcade members; elderly players, social clubs and gamblers as a typology of the facility. The florescent glow of the machines penetrating its gaze on each individual. The work seeks to celebrate the leisure time of the working class and the release it gives them in the form of escapism.
Holly Anderson • Maria Isabella Breen • Susie Donnelly • Samantha Dukelow • Christina Edlinger • Paddy Kelly • Alberto Maserin • Lauren Mason • Laura McDowell • Jim McKeever •