I am holding my very first photography exhibition in the Glasgow DNA Hub, thanks to the kind people that have organised the space, as well as the efforts of the Somewhereto_ Project currently happening across the UK. The exhibition entitled ‘Seldom Seen’ consists of five photographs of abandoned or unused buildings and structures in the West of Scotland, mainly in the Greater Glasgow area. Each one of the views offered in each photograph may be hidden in the traditional sense, by way of it being abandoned or unused, or be more obvious and open, but being ‘hidden in plain sight’. The aim of the pictures is to get people to consider the stories and history behind these abandoned places and the people who may have used them (or still do, in some cases). In addition I’m hoping that the project may draw attention to some of the things that these spaces could be used for, and particularly hope that with funding I could go on to hold photography workshops and potentially use an currently disused space somewhere in Glasgow to allow amateur photographers as well as more established photographers to display their photography for free.
Each post will provide information about one of the five photographs I’m displaying at the exhibition, with a QR code provided in the description of each image at the event to allow people to easily get more information about the photographs on display and the context and history of these places (and, if I’m being honest, get people to visit my website).
I was a bit lost at first in terms of knowing where to get prints, frames, and importantly how to prepare my photographs for printing, and had to do a lot of Googling to find out, and really could have done with one resource that provides all that info and makes a bit less scary. So after the exhibition I’m going to put together a post explaining the process and to provide info for other people in my situation in the hope that it’ll help a bit, so if you’re interested stay tuned for that.
So, I hope you enjoy the posts, and if you happen to live in the Glasgow area come check out the exhibition, which runs this weekend from the 16th to the 17th of August in DNA Hub at 12-16 south Frederick Street, just off George Square in Merchant City, Glasgow.