The Open Bridges: Engines and Insects exhibition is now open at Hull Intentional Photography Festival – HIP Fest – in Princes Quay Shopping Centre, Hull. It’s on the main entrance corridor until October 28th, free entry to the Open Bridges element of the festival.
The Engines and Insects exhibition is part of Open Bridges, a growing series of photographs of the landscape and buildings on the journey down the River Hull as never seen before.
Rich took the photographs on the Open Bridges barge journey down the River and then transformed them into patterns in the style of photographer Horst P Horst’s ‘Patterns from Nature’ (1946), originally inspired by Karl Blossfeldt at the turn of the 20th century. He carefully made each image by taking a section of the original source photograph and manipulating it digitally using basic darkroom techniques of splitting, mirroring and tessellating the image to create the exhibition pieces.
The whole of Hull International Photography Festival -HIP Fest – is open 5th to 28th October 2018. 2018 Festival highlights include POP by legendary photographer Brian Griffin, a masterclass by Sean Tucker, The very moving “A Stranger In My Mother’s Kitchen” exhibition premiere by Celine Marchbank, 50’s Paris fashion and more from the Marilyn Stafford collection. Over the years HIP fest has exhibited work by Dougie Wallace, Matthew Finn, Peter Dench, Tom Stoddart, Ian Macdonald, Frieke Janssen, Isabelle Pateer, John Bulmer, the Travel Photographer of The Year show the RPS Biennial and many more. Some elements of the festival are free and a £5 wristband gives you entry to the full festival.
Exhibitions open afternoons, check with HIP Fest for times and more details. Visit the HIP Fest Website
Rich & Lou Duffy-Howard
Open Bridges made history when for the first time all 13 of the bridges over the River Hull in the UK’s City of Culture 2017 raised, swung or closed simultaneously splitting the city of Hull in two at 20:17 hours on 22nd September 2017. Historic vessels sailed down the River to be met by 21st century tugs.
2018: ‘Open Bridges: A River Full Of Stories’ oral history project preserves and publicises the heritage of the River Hull, its bridges and vessels which have used it over the years.
Open Bridges is an independent Hull/East Yorkshire based project.