Eye of the Beholder Exhibition at Outpost Gallery, 546 Holloway Road, Islington N7 6JP
This is the first photographic show by long time Islington resident Bruce Wang.
Bruce moved into his first accommodation in Kentish Town in 1973, aged 20. He fondly remembers renting an entire 2 up, 2 down house for £20 a week. Bruce has lived and taken photos in Islington,Camden, and Hackney for over 40 years.
As is to be expected in multicultural Islington, there are striking portraits of men and women of all races who both live and work in the Boroughs.
Bruce’s inspired photographs of individuals and nature show the influence of his heroes, Henri Cartier Bresson, Bill Brandt and Ansel Adams. When asked if he expected to be a rich man from the proceeds of the show, Bruce laughs dismissively and says that he lives for photography and is constantly searching for suitable people at whom to point his camera. To this end he has devised a novel business plan:
Tier 1. Pay only for return taxi fares for Bruce and his equipment. The best shots will be emailed to the customer’s computer after editing and cropping—FREE OF CHARGE. Release forms will be signed at the end of the shoot, so that Bruce may exhibit some of the photographs at a later date. His own list of printers and framers will be supplied to the customer.
Tier 2. Pay £600 for an 8 hour one-man shoot. No release forms, so the customer will have total privacy. The best shots will be edited, cropped and emailed as above. It is very simple and inexpensive to order your own prints online.
So whether you’re feeling exuberant and extrovert, or reflective and quiet, maybe Bruce Wang could be the one to capture those moments? Come along to the preview at Outpost Gallery at 6-8pm on 9th February 2017 and meet the man himself.