I visited an exhibition of striking work by photographer Katie Hallam in the delightful, bijou Gallery at St Martin’s, in Lincoln yesterday.
Katie is a degree qualified photographer. In her current work, she takes the structure of her initial pictures and re-works them to produce surprising and questioning images, turning them into strident artworks, full of energy and colour.
The concept explores glitches – errors if you will; hence the title of the show – momentary aberrations of the norm, be those glitches natural or induced, in order to create ‘another worldliness’ in exploring and dividing what is captured from what is seen.
The technique explores the manipulation of those glitches using alteration to the code producing those jpg digital files. The work dispels any doubt, if the is any, that photography is art*.
The work is exciting and is well worth seeing. Sadly it closes on the 13th July 2019 but you can see her work on her web site here.
The image above is part of one of Katie’s images, who, of course, owns the copyright.
Katie can be contacted from her website or here…
*When asked if photography is art, David Bailey delivered a pithy reply,
“Of course it’s fucking art”.