Photography exhibition by Nigel Tooby that is part of the April 2016 season of exhibitions looking at different aspects of homelessness.
Tackling the issue of rough sleeping head-on, Contemporary Fine Art Photographer, Nigel Tooby, exemplifies his creativity by putting each piece into stark context. Carefully choosing the framing and mountings, Nigel has purposefully used materials that would typically be found on the streets to create his vision including paving slabs, wooden crates and cardboard boxes.
Researched and produced in collaboration with the homeless charity, Simon on the Streets, for which Nigel is artist in residence, the final collection, and its tragic theme, switches the audience from viewer to subject; giving visitors a first-hand experience of the many difficult situations the homeless can find themselves in each day. Not only does the series evoke real and raw emotion but it also encourages discussion around a topic that is all too easily ignored.
The Magic Gallery, Charing Cross Underground Arcade, London WC2N 4HZ
Note: The Magic Gallery is on the North side of The Strand, under street level close to Davenports Magic Shop
Image © Nigel Tooby