17th September - 14th November 2016
“Reflections” marks the last collection of photographs in a trilogy of shows Ken Taylor has made for the m2 Gallery in Peckham, London. The exhibition develops themes from “Veils and Repetitions” 2014 and “Wrap Duets” 2015 to present a new collection that again looks at the idea of dualities. Inherent in “Reflections”, the title and theme of the show, is the notion of the mirror. Within each photograph another elusive world beyond the frame of the picture is revealed and refracted, whether it be the surrounding environment, the sky, the photographer himself, or indeed the casting of a shadow. The mediator and arbiter between these two worlds is inevitably the light, bringing the conversation into being.
The photographs were all taken in 2015 as part of the on-going journey of capturing the world with an ordinary digital pocket camera, “practically” rather than “technically”. “Reflections” became the muse of the exhibition from reflecting retrospectively on where the eye had led the camera at the year’s end.
Seven conversations are introduced, marrying each image with one other. The pairings have come about from an instinctive dialogue based on geographic, thematic or visual relationships. The seven conversations have been brought together in the 800x600mm prints to be shown weekly in the m2 gallery over the seven weeks of the show. A postcard booklet has also been produced and will be on sale along with the editioned prints at the opening and during the show.
Ken Taylor is 5 minutes younger than his twin sister and is an Architect who takes a lot of photographs.