The inherent alienation and pretence of the urban experience is explored through the series Act using an armature similar to the Italian Neo-Realists . The photographs are created via a discourse between artist and subject; and using locations from the subject's life to re-enact narratives that have been derived from the subject's relationship to the pictorial and to their environment. Thematically it engages with quotidian aspects of the lived experience within the urban context - places and experiences that can be related to by the viewer. However, Hamblin then portrays the subjects' through the process of alienation and in the form of the tableau with the intention of transcending the narrative of the photographic content.
Joan Alexander • Alison Bettles • Luke Hamblin • Louise Maher • Paul Munson • Lesley Parkinson • Alison Stolwood • Christopher Torry •