25th April – 22nd July 2012.
Photography is one strand of the world that has been most affected by the swiftly-developing digital age of technology. One may decide though (even after having to listen to those who profess the old methods are still the best) that this may be a good thing; some of the works on show by a varied and well-researched group of photographers are very impressive, not least of all those that capture the imagination and question one’s sense of reality and fictionality.
We’ve picked our top three below, but you can see who else is exhibiting here.
Phoebe Rudomino is a commercial diver and underwater photographer based at the Underwater Stage at Pinewood Studios, the only facility of its kind in the world.
Noémie Goudal is drawn to the meeting point between nature and culture, and the organic as “invaded” by the man-made. Theatre is also a heavy influence.
Interested in the ephemeral, Dutch artist Berndnaut Smilde used a smoke machine, combined with moisture and dramatic lighting to create a hovering indoor cloud, ‘Nimbus II.’
When do the rules that govern photography actually limit creativity? is what Mariah Robertson asks. An artist who “likes to find the point at which the little mediocre photographer [in me] gets its feathers ruffled.”
Out Of Focus: Photography, various photographers. Saatchi Gallery.
Duke Of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY.
Opening hours: daily, 10am-6pm.