Friday Night Photographs by Jamie Macdonald / Words by John King. With Nightscape by Ian Macdonald

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FRIDAY NIGHT is a collaboration between Jamie Macdonald and 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 Jamie 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.

Celebrated writer John King adds narrative to the exhibition, taking the visitor through the unfolding story of a Friday night.

Jamie & Johns work is displayed in the foreground of a northern industrial Nightscape, created by Ian Macdonald. ‘Nightscape’, was first shown in Newcastle in 2006. Essentially it’s a collection of photographs made after dark, in the main using the available light and long exposures.
It’s surprising how much ambient light there can be after dark especially around the industrial sites like shipyards and blast furnaces. The enclosed photograph is also one of the transient sculpture series, where I hold the presence of something quite remarkable in the photograph, which often within hours will have gone.

We are very excited to have Jamie & Ian back at HIP Fest for 2017 and delighted to see Johns’s work for the first time here in Hull.

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START DATE: Sep 30th
END DATE: Oct 10th

12:00 pm
5:00 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.

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.

Ian is Jamie’s father and for Ian Macdonald photography plays a role in his life akin to reflective biography. Many of his photographs offer reflections of his passion for what he finds around him. Some of the photographs may even be seen as metaphors celebrating life and the environment.

Since 1968 Ian has photographed consistently across the hinterland of his native Cleveland in the north east of England. Images from this body of work have been exhibited widely in England and selected prints are held in many public and private art collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Danish Royal Library, The Navigation Foundation, Boston Ma, USA and Southampton City Art Gallery.

Ian has accepted a commission from the HIP Gallery to create a body of work in Hull & Rotterdam for HIP Fest (Hull International Photography Festival) 2017. This commission has been sponsored by G. F. Smith & the Creative & Cultural Company.

Exhibition details

START DATE: Sep 30th
END DATE: Oct 10th

12:00 pm
5:00 pm

Location details

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