Nov 162010

In 2007, I was struck by the work of Dan Holdsworth after seeing his show At The Edge of Space, Parts 1-3 in Edinburgh.

The huge C-Types of a Puerto Rican radio telescope will stay with me for a long time.

I only wish I’d bought his book whilst I was there.  Now out of print, it sells for rather a lot more money than the asking price in 2007…!

Eighteen months after first meeting and working with Dan, I now find myself in the privileged position of making the Limited Edition prints for his exhibition ‘Blackout‘, now showing at the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

Dan Holdsworth's 'Blackout' Exhibition at BALTIC

One of the Pieces from Dan Holdsworth's 'Blackout' Exhibition at BALTIC

The Limited Edition of 100 Archival Pigment Prints are made with HP’s Vivera Pigment inks on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gsm and will shortly be on sale at BALTIC.

The show runs until 20th February 2011.

May 212010

This week, Dan Holdsworth has been in Geneva for the opening of his show ‘Blackout‘—well worth a look.

Dan Holdsworth's 'Blackout' at Patricia Low Contemporary, Geneva

From the Press Release:

“In Blackout, Holdsworth presents three new works, enormously scaled prints of mountains dazzling with crystalline allure, refracting not in light, but rather its total absence. Taken in Iceland, a volcanic otherworld where day is night and ice is sooty pitch, Holdsworth’s negative images are literal double inversions; their black and white clarity negates all natural logic. Their effect is sheer magic, the sublime made modular and spectacularly tangible: glaciers transform with sculpted solidity, as if they could fit in the palm of a hand, escarpments buckle with the scratchy translucency of glass, containing prisms of spectral hues, and expanses of atrementaceous sky bear down, suffocating as all consuming voids. Darkness holds its secrets, as Holdsworth’s photographs testify: beautiful, mesmerising, larger than life, and absolutely inexplicable.”

May 142010

I have been working with Dan Holdsworth this week on his stunning collection of work, two examples of which you can see below.  He is highly established within the global photographic fine art community, represented by galleries in several countries and one of the privileged few to have work purchased by The Tate.

Dan and I met last year ahead of his move to the North East.  Fortuitously, he is now my neighbour here in Hoults Yard—a thriving Victorian industrial estate, where Jack Lowe Studio has been based for nearly eight years.

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