Last week I took the cash machine pictures to a folio forum in the Photographers Gallery, London. You are expected to project a few images, then give a ten minute talk about the work, presenting any questions, doubts or queries you might have. A great opportunity to show the work in a different environment and to a group of peers and experts; about sixty people were there.
I asked how people thought I could develop the project, even should I continue the project now that the confidence in the credit and banking industry had completely collapsed? Perhaps the job was done.
Apart from a brief diversion when the discussion went off down a ‘is it documentary or is it conceptual?’ debate a choice selection of options came up. Group shows and artist run galleries seemed to be to the fore. My fears that I was being pitched into a lion’s den of fstops and camera nerds were unfounded. Everyone was encouraging. I’d recommend that anyone working with photographic imagery should consider it as a very useful showcase, a widening of the conversation.