Friday Night and Night Scape

by Jaime Macdonald and Words by John King

Friday Night

Is a collaboration between the Photographer / Filmmaker Jamie Macdonald and the novelist John King.

Initially King was commissioned to write a response to the piece of work Friday Night exhibited in Liverpool during 2002 by Macdonald.

The success of the project led to the innovative idea of exhibiting text and images alongside each other exploring the emotive power of fiction and image in a Gallery context.

The work is both effective and affective – it represents moments of importance to the photographer and writer, photographs and fiction that symbolize events created around the irony of an advertising slogan.

The body of work includes photographs both in colour and black and white, small and large scale, landscapes and portraits. The fictional narrative details individuals, arrivals, departures and places.

Jamie Macdonald works as an independent photographer and filmmaker. His work is concerned with people and places. He has a keen interest in the culture and history of the wider debates associated with documentary photography. At present he is the Programme Leader for BA Photographic Practice (with Moving Image) at Cleveland College of Art & Design validated by the Arts Univeristy Bournemouth.

John King is the author of eight novels to date. His first, The Football Factory, was an immediate word-of-mouth success that was subsequently turned into a successful play and high-profile film. Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, Skinheads, The Prison House, and The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler followed. His stories reflect his cultural interests – particularly music, pubs and youth cultures – while challenging a range of stereotypes that are often accepted by the established political factions. Common themes are powerlessness and enemy-creation, the contradictions found in every walk of life. Influences include the authors George Orwell and Alan Sillitoe, punk bands The Sex Pistols and Clash, as well as David Bowie’s early albums. His novels have been widely translated abroad.

START DATE: Sep 30th
END DATE: Oct 21st

12:00 pm
4:00 pm

Jamie Macdonald is a photographer and filmmaker; he has an extensive background in photography working in London for over 10 years before relocating back to the North East to head the AOP Award Winning Photography degree at Cleveland College of Art & Design. FRIDAY NIGHT is a collaboration with the writer John King. The photographs are from an early series first shown in London in 2003. They are both effective and affective – they represent moments of importance to the photographer at a particular time in his life. Like the fleeting quality of memory; these photographs partially represent experience of his cultural background. He has also made several short documentary films about varied subjects and different groups of people.

John King is the author of eight novels to date. His first, The Football Factory, was an immediate word-of-mouth success that was subsequently turned into a successful play and high-profile film. Headhunters, England Away, Human Punk, White Trash, Skinheads, The Prison House, and The Liberal Politics of Adolf Hitler followed. His stories reflect his cultural interests – particularly music, pubs and youth cultures – while challenging a range of stereotypes that are often accepted by the established political factions. Common themes are powerlessness and enemy-creation, the contradictions found in every walk of life. Influences include the authors George Orwell and Alan Sillitoe, punk bands The Sex Pistols and Clash, as well as David Bowie’s early albums. His novels have been widely translated abroad.

Exhibition details

START DATE: Sep 30th
END DATE: Oct 21st

12:00 pm
4:00 pm

Location details

Creative and Cultural 3
Main Deck Princes Quay Hull HU1 2PQ