Stash Gallery: Sarah Lee Lewis and Iain McKell: The Teenage Self

The exhibition known as: Teenage Self.
It brings collectively 2 photographers: Sarah Lee Lewis and Iain McKell.
It’s the final one which we’ve got chosen to current to you.
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Private Details – Teenage Boy’s Diary

In 1976 aged nineteen whereas learning at Exeter Faculty of Artwork, I obtained a summer season job on Weymouth seafront photographing holidaymakers. I noticed this as an exquisite alternative to earn a residing however on the identical time doing a private venture displaying the lifetime of a seaside photographer.
It is about youth and teenage tradition within the 70s. This existential angst is preoccupying my thoughts.
All of it got here collectively by the lens as I turned from teenager to younger grownup.
In addition to the vacation makers, I’m photographing native folks from town, my associates, household and into the night and the disco bar truthful grounds and caravan park.
I additionally experiment with abstraction by the graphic nature of images.
It was my proper to cross and age and I started to see the world by a digital camera.

The Vehicles – Sea View Sequence

I noticed this particular person within the automobile there, It is a very British factor to do to drive to the seaside (likely as a result of the climate is simply too unhealthy) not really get out of the automobile however view the ocean view from the window. It is a bit like your digital camera in a field looking indifferent from the world to soak up your expertise.

So my pure statement and curiosity on this planet round me together with a humorousness and it is 1976 Punk hit the tabloids and Johny Rotten swearing on TV, this youth tradition is spitting in every one and doing V up with there fingers ` I am a bit punk extra perspective than garments however it’s maybe just a little ‘Catcher within the Rye’ by JD Salinger (quote from google) ‘adolescence for themes of angst, alienation, and as a critique of superficiality. in society ‘My associates on the time appreciated my ebook solely to face folks in packing containers and {photograph} them within the title of free speech and riot, seeing irony and humor and the way they are often trapped. there’s a automobile and there’s life. By doing this I’m catching an unguarded response to what I’m doing like utter shock or confusion on their faces. I feel it is punky bit passive aggressive however toxic. Even when the girl you see get out of her automobile with glamorous sun shades and a smiling couple come as much as me and begin hitting me with their purses saying ‘You possibly can’t simply {photograph} folks with out asking them’ however after all you’ll be able to in a public house. I feel I am like Ringo within the Laborious Day Evening Beatles film. Possibly I am operating away from actuality as an alternative of going through it or each.

Iain McKell

Iain Mckell and Sarah Lee Lewis: The Teenage Self
August 4, 2022 – September 4, 2022
Gallery Stash
30 Prescot Road
London. E1 8BB

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