Alun Callender -Pop up Studio Photography Project - Oct 2018
Deco 22 along with other Leathersellers Awardees were invited to participate in Alun Callenders' Cockpit Arts Pop up Studio project .
“Until now, I’ve always visited makers in their studios or work spaces, but in this project, I wanted to turn this around. I wanted to create my own studio in which I could invite my sitters to pose. The pop-up studio space I arrived with at Cockpit Arts gave both me and my subjects the chance to play with the nature of a makers' portrait. For me, it was exciting to challenge myself with different lighting techniques and compositions in a tightly controlled space. For my subjects it was a chance to come out of the studio and interact with their work and tools in a different way.
What resulted was a series of playful sessions interacting with the limited space. As the project progressed it was fascinating to see how each maker approached the space and brought their personalities into it. It is also interesting to see how the work and their creators reflect each other.”
The pictures were displayed in an exhibit at Cockpit Arts 2018 Christmas open studios at Holborn and Deptford.