In Praise of Blandness

Robert John Watson
Manchester central car park
27 August 2020 to 31 December 2020
Free Entry

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.’

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