Diemar/Noble Photography presents 'The House Martin And The Cinema' - A 10 Year Retrospective of Pho
In March 2010, DN Photography Gallery, London, presents 'The House Martin And The Cinema' a 10 Year Retrospective of Photography by Marcus Doyle. Exhibition dates: 11th March - 17th April. See www.diemarnoble.com for more information.
[UKPRwire, Tue Mar 09 2010] Diemar/Noble Photography is proud to present ‘The House Martin and the Cinema‘
Working solely with a Large Format View Camera for the last ten years, Marcus Doyle's work is both visually breathtaking and incredibly detailed. Doyle has exhibited in London, Paris, Belgium, Germany, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Switzerland. Many of the photographs selected for this exhibition have never been displayed in the UK before.
The exhibition displays the breadth and versatility of Doyle’s oeuvre, from intimate interiors to epic landscapes. Doyle’s photographs evoke a deep connection with his surroundings and concern with the effect man has upon the environment. His commitment to the image is well known, as Doyle often waits hours or even days to capture a scene preferring only to using available light, often through long exposures. His style is self-assured with bold compositional choices and has an ambient quality rendering images that almost ‘breathe’.
Doyle’s palette is a vibrant one. Just as a painter uses their brush to encapsulate a scene, Doyle draws out the colour in the places he chooses to photograph instilling it with atmospheric verve. This has earned him a worldwide reputation for exquisite prints.
Doyle was the first photographer to – in a concentrated way – do long exposures of three hours or more at night. Due to such long exposures often people have passed through a scene whilst the aperture is open, yet are not captured in the image. However, their presence is felt within the photograph regardless.
Doyle’s largest series to date is titled ‘Urban Sprawl’. It began in his hometown of Carlisle in Cumbria. The work explores the interaction we have upon the landscape as cities encroach further into the countryside effecting the environment for better and for worse. So far ‘Urban Sprawl’ has taken Doyle across Europe and America, back to the UK and around its very edges, along the coastline.
At the onset he started out in black and white. His conversion to colour came about as a result from a trip to Iceland. He felt that he could only do justice to the Icelandic landscape through colour photography. This began his long-standing practice of primarily using colour.
Intimate domestic settings are sharply observed, turning the everyday into something extraordinary. His passion for beauty is recorded through Doyle’s lens and finds it in the most unexpected places. A dead bird on a windowsill, the frost on a wheelbarrow, or a diner at dusk: all are magically transformed into delicate, idyllic scenes.
Doyle does not research or scout his locations. He travels blind and when he comes across a place of interest, he goes by his instincts to set about photographing it. Interestingly, once the he has taken the photograph Doyle never returns to that location. After extensive traveling, his return to the UK cemented his belief that, “Everything I need is right upon my doorstep.”
His book ‘Marcus Doyle: Night Vision – Intimacies of an Unblinking Eye’, with an essay by Matt Damsker, will also be available.
Exhibition dates: 11th March - 17th April, 2010
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Londons newest photography gallery is a much needed addition to London's cultural life and photographic scene.
Within its large West End premises, Diemar/Noble stocks and exhibits a range of photographic work from the medium’s early masters to current and cutting-edge contemporary work. The gallery maintains an education department and conducts courses for collectors and photographers as well as portfolio reviews for students.
Artists include: Maeve Berry, Mischa Haller, Marcel Mariën, Yvonne De Rosa, Brittain Bright, George Rodger, Jonathan Olley, Marcus Doyle, Erwin Blumenfeld, Chris Steele-Perkins, Lluis Artus, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Guy Bourdin, Jacob Aue Sobol
Diemar/Noble Photography was founded by Michael Diemar & Laura Noble.
Michael Diemar is a photographic consultant, lecturer and an authority in the fields of 19th Century photography and the 20th Century Avant Garde. Laura Noble is an artist, curator, writer and photographic consultant and the author of The Art of Collecting Photography.