Transformation & Two Worlds
By Roger C
Two former Barcelona residents return to the city to exhibit their photographs and fine art for a month in the intimate gallery space of La Finestra.
Joe Wray’s Transformation is a selection of his portraits that have been modified, re-photographed and printed, producing something completely original in the process. These will be supplemented with a selection of his line drawings.
“A few hundredths of a second smeared together are reproduced on grainy black and white film, the movement sometimes completely transforming the subject into someone unrecognizable. Light shines onto the surface of the photograph. Another magical transformation occurs, one that’s difficult to control and totally surprising. Time, light, grain and surface collude to produce a fresh image.”
Joining Wray is Laura Page, originally from Liverpool, who works as a news photographer and photojournalist. The works that make up her series Two Worlds are based around reflections found in water.