Photography Tweet of the day: Simon Roberts


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/photography/7994687/A-Snap-Election.html?image=2

Simon Roberts is the for me the new Genius on the block of british Photography. He works the scale of John Davis yet his pictures have the cunning of Martin Parr. Off the back of his successful Be We English. Roberts landed the job of Documenting the British General  Election. The picture here show Nigel Farage( the M.P who got the banner caught in his plane). Knowing that adds substance for me to the image. Keeping it simple and knocking on people’s doors can be less dangerous than taking on your local estate. However until you that these people will be doing the canvasing for UKIP. You get a feel of desperation for votes and this mp has just accosted a load of people on bench. It also show the modern-day phenomenon of having a flag on a car to show your colors. One other petty the mp’s try to connect to the masses in a kind of footballing fan charade. Check out the selection of 5 images. Roberts will go on to be a global star

 

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Author: alanwhitfield80

Hello! I get about a bit so here about me first. I am a visual artist and poet who works within the context of fine art. My work is grounded in documentary, exploring the inner beauty of everyday life through various lens based media. Notions of nostalgia and social commentary are present, but from a definite northern working class perspective. Instinctively I exploring the townscapes of North Wales and the North West, often producing work that reflects the every day minutiae of life.

1 thought on “Photography Tweet of the day: Simon Roberts”

  1. Really love Simon Roberts’ work. Would love to see this exhibition. You are going down there aren’t you? (Lucky thing!) His images are so detailed that they need to be seen huge to do them justice.

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