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Brutalist IX



2017, The Elephant and Swimming Baths, Coventry - Granville Lewis / Arthur Ling and Michael McLellan
"Brutalist" is a series of abstract architectural studies based on instinctive, contemplative and explorative responses to spaces both positive and negative in dimensions. Veering away from contextual and classical viewpoints of architecture, the project instead evolves from visual play in details. The palette of concrete and its interaction with light and shadow is embraced within the encompassing atmospheric surroundings. Subtle diffusion sits alongside deep black. The ideals of the materials are amplified upon first experience and this still moment is carefully observed in the technical camera. Lines and contours merge and separate as distances are skewed and distilled to flat, graphical landscapes. Unreachable spaces are explored and focused upon, backgrounds and foregrounds gain equal or opposite significance, scale and perspective are distorted. Through this lengthy contemplation of the environment and structure the series of images aims to give a new, personal depiction of the ageing architecture and offer new perspectives of these historically important buildings.

The work is on-going.
Hind Land



Hind Land is a collaboration between photographers Nick Rochowski and Tim Bowditch, surveying the pedestrian walkways beneath London’s Orbital M25 motorway.
Since it’s completion 25 years ago the M25 has dramatically changed the landscape of the surrounding area and come to define the boundary of the city.
Utilising online mapping tools to locate points at which one can pass underneath the 188.3km structure by foot, they are fascinated by the voids left by the motorway as it carves through the landscape. The road divides the countryside in two, leaving a visible and audible rip in the environment above the ground, and a no-man's land beneath.

Together they survey these voids at night, using an Achromatic Digital Back capable of creating wide spectrum black and white images. This kind of technology is often used for aerial topographic studies, as it is able to record the visible as well as the infrared and ultraviolet parts of the spectrum. By photographing at night with long exposures they give the camera a completely blank canvas, devoid of contrast. Due to the way light is recorded with such technology, hidden details become apparent and the landscape appears almost lunar in quality.

The work is presented large scale that adapts to different sites, using print or projection as a final medium. As part of an installation, the project is presented with an immersive sound recording made by the artist Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau who has collaborated throughout.



Hind Land Map is a collaborative project between artists Alison Moffett, Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau, Nick Rochowski and Tim Bowdtich.

RELEASED MARCH 8TH 2013

Drawing by Alison Moffett
Essay and sound by Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau
Photography and reference text by Nick Rochowski & Tim Bowditch

A1 folded map, double sided
1 drawing, 1 photo, essay, reference text and link to sound
Lithographic duotone print on Cyclus Offset 115gsm recycled paper
210mm x 120mm
ISBN 978-0-9569857-2-9
Printed and finished in the UK by Aldgate Press
Published March 2013
Edition of 300

Synopsis

Hind Land is a visual and audio survey of a hidden, contrasting environment beneath London's orbital M25. Restricted to access voids which are only accessible via foot, a structured working process was developed and recorded in order to carry out the first stages of the project. The publication brings together four artists who travelled and wandered surfaces, collecting information first hand and also from the resulting works themselves. The effecting layers of space, texture and scale are experienced, recorded and visualised through different mediums, presented here within a formal OS map layout.




Brutalist VIII



2016, University of East Anglia, Norfolk - Denys Lasdun
"Brutalist" is a series of abstract architectural studies based on instinctive, contemplative and explorative responses to spaces both positive and negative in dimensions. Veering away from contextual and classical viewpoints of architecture, the project instead evolves from visual play in details. The palette of concrete and its interaction with light and shadow is embraced within the encompassing atmospheric surroundings. Subtle diffusion sits alongside deep black. The ideals of the materials are amplified upon first experience and this still moment is carefully observed in the technical camera. Lines and contours merge and separate as distances are skewed and distilled to flat, graphical landscapes. Unreachable spaces are explored and focused upon, backgrounds and foregrounds gain equal or opposite significance, scale and perspective are distorted. Through this lengthy contemplation of the environment and structure the series of images aims to give a new, personal depiction of the ageing architecture and offer new perspectives of these historically important buildings.

The work is on-going.
Brutalist VII



2015, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge - Denys Lasdun
"Brutalist" is a series of abstract architectural studies based on instinctive, contemplative and explorative responses to spaces both positive and negative in dimensions. Veering away from contextual and classical viewpoints of architecture, the project instead evolves from visual play in details. The palette of concrete and its interaction with light and shadow is embraced within the encompassing atmospheric surroundings. Subtle diffusion sits alongside deep black. The ideals of the materials are amplified upon first experience and this still moment is carefully observed in the technical camera. Lines and contours merge and separate as distances are skewed and distilled to flat, graphical landscapes. Unreachable spaces are explored and focused upon, backgrounds and foregrounds gain equal or opposite significance, scale and perspective are distorted. Through this lengthy contemplation of the environment and structure the series of images aims to give a new, personal depiction of the ageing architecture and offer new perspectives of these historically important buildings.

The work is on-going.


Profile

Nick is a photographer based in London shooting worldwide for creative agencies, design studios and architects, cultural institutions and publishers.

He is a graduate of The London College of Printing and regularly gives lectures and takes part in seminars at universities and creative forums.

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Selection of Exhibitions/Awards:

2018 - Museum of London - Hind Land

2016 - KITI 7 Project, Lithuania - The Liminal Points Project

2014 - Spacex, Exeter, UK- Hind Land
2014 - Galeria Geraldes da Silva, Porto, Portugal- Hind Land

2013 - Creative Review Photo Annual
2013 - The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool, UK- Hind Land
2013 - Troika Award, The Front Room Gallery, London, UK- Hind Land
2013 - 28 Piazza di Pietra, Rome, Italy- Hind Land
2013 - Format Festival Derby, UK- Hind Land

2012 - Noorderlicht Photofestival, Heerenveen, Holland- The Liminal Points Project
2012 - Casa des Artes de Tavira, Portugal - Hind Land
2012 - Les Rencontres d'Arles Book Awards, Arles, France - The Liminal Points Project
2012 - 60 Threadneedle Street, London, UK - The Liminal Points Project

2011 - Critical Mass Finalist, USA - The Liminal Points Project
2011 - PX3 Paris Silver Award - Fine Art Book, Paris, France - The Liminal Points Project
2011 - Studio Private, London, UK - The Liminal Points Project
2011 - Perth Centre of Photography, Perth, Australia - The Liminal Points Project
2011 - Photo Salon at Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, UK
2011 - Galerie Huit, Les Recontres d'Arles, Arles, France

2010 - Hey!Hot Shot Jen Bekman Award, nominee - The Liminal Points Project
2010 - Creative Review Photo Annual winner - The Liminal Points Project
2010 - Milk Gallery New York PDN Curator Award winner, New York, USA - The Liminal Points Project

2009 - IPA AWARDS, 2nd Place in architecture
2008 - PX3, Finalist
2007 - Fuji Distinction Awards, Finalist
2007 - Creative Review Photo Annual winner
2005 - The Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight, UK
2005 - Major Players, London. Luminous Spaces II, London, UK
2005 - Barbican Library, Luminous Spaces – the Golden Lane Estates, London, UK