An exhibition of works by Manchester based photographer, Robert John Watson.
‘In Praise Of Blandness is in no way mundane. I see the silent in the world. It is a coincidence that most of my pictures have very few or no people in them as we are just coming out of a world wide lockdown. None of the exhibited pictures were taken during this time. In fact, I didn’t take a single picture. I did as advised and stayed at home.
I have predominantly photographed places that go unnoticed. Places and areas that are walked past without a second thought. Often until that particular vista is gone or changed forever. I find myself photographing these views as they are quiet and suit my slow method of photography. I like working without hurry. Shooting with Large Format film demands patience.
In Praise Of Blandness invites the viewer to appreciate the aesthetic of the ordinary and the everyday.’