Reclaim Photography Festival to exhibit The Figure Flinger by Paul Biddle.

I’m very pleased to announce that my image The Figure Flinger will be exhibited by Reclaim Photography Festival 2017 in the group exhibition Reclaiming Our Cultural Landscapes. It will be exhibited at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery (6 – 21 May 2017) and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (23 May – 7 June 2017). My latest series is about Cabinets of Curiosity and Rooms of Wonder. It’s about Man as avid collector and pillager of the Natural World to the detriment of that world, as symbolised by the Dodo.

I have photographed many Natural History Museum exhibits and locations or any interesting items that I find on my travels and the idea of compositing them back in the studio seems appropriate as these Cabinets often contained fakes and Jennys (the fabulous creations constructed by combining parts of different creatures). So the fact that I create these strange and Curious items is entirely in keeping with the tradition.

You can see more of The Cabinet of Curiosity series here :


Author: PaulBlog6

The fine art photography of Paul Biddle displays a highly original and creative approach to image making. He is an award winning surrealist photographer whose work has gained the respect of his contemporaries for creating imaginative and playful pictures of the highest technical standards. Many are shot and composed "in camera" in the studio. These images are sometimes inspired by found objects from nature or junk shops or start with a drawing and then a search to find objects to fit the idea. They are then brought to life through his exquisite capturing of light, form, surface and space and his thought provoking juxtapositions. Paul's other way of working is to use objects that he photographs in museums and other places which he then assembles using digital compositing techniques in Photoshop. His passion is for making images: photography is the medium he works with and he believes in understanding the technique so that it becomes transparent and lets the image shine through.

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