Visual Art through camera phones and urban exploration
Viveca Koh FRPS is a self-taught Fine Art photographer who sees potential images everywhere around her, often things that many seem to miss or simply pass by. Abandoned buildings are a passion of hers, as are the details of places that attract her eye, the minutiae that collect in hidden corners, the small parts of bigger things that are fascinating in their own right. She enhances many of her photographs with texture layers and overlays, experimenting with digital double exposure, using old documents that she has collected to add a different dimension to the work in question.
She writes: ‘The use of camera phones is on the rise, as the quality of cameras integrated into these devices improves exponentially, and this happened to coincide with my quest to find a new way to express myself from a photographic perspective. In early 2012 I purchased an iPhone based specifically on reviews enumerating the high quality of the camera, and also on the volume of available photography apps for shooting and processing photographs.’
Picture: ‘Owl' by Viveca Koh FRPS
James Reid ARPS is a professional architectural and industrial practitioner at the cutting edge of contemporary photography, a widely published and exhibited visual artist. He specialises in significant structures, specialist interiors and data centres, working with international clients in Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai, London and Paris. Currently he is concentrating on two books and five major bodies of work.
He writes: 'I will be able to present a small show of my work which is reflective of urban sublimity amongst the natural and man-made worlds. It gravitates towards melancholia and what lies beneath the surface, as a statement of my point of view and how I feel about what I see, and how I respond to these environments. Quite often the work is immersed in the banality of the everyday, expressing human endeavour as a trace of our existence.’
Picture: 'Here’s looking at you' by James Reid ARPS