This is a view of Hull Tidal Barrier never seen before, the latest of Rich’s ‘Engines and Insects’ photographic images for Open Bridges. Rich took the original photograph of the underside of the Tidal Barrier from the deck of the MV Syntan as they sailed down the river for the Open Bridges test run. The images follow the work of photographer Horst P Horst who first published the technique in Patterns from Nature in 1946. Rich created them digitally using basic darkroom techniques. The pictures are handmade, carefully created and have been a popular part of the Open Bridges exhibition. I find them fascinating.
There is still time to see the exhibition. Due to popular demand it is extended to Saturdays during February (3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th) 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Free entry.
It’s at Hull’s Scale Lane Bridge, just walk to the end of Whitefriargate, carry on past the Jaz Bar, and you can see the bridge 100 yards ahead.
The exhibition covers all elements of Open Bridges and Horst P Horst Patterns From Nature inspired art photography exhibition ‘Engines and Insects’. All welcome, come and have a look round and say hello, we’ll be there.
Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard
Open Bridges is an independent all Hull based project.