Internationally renowned artist Tom Hunter has collaborated with local taxi drivers from Hastings, East Sussex, in order to construct contemporary photographic documentation of the area, the intimate portraits referencing the Hastings Museum and Art Gallery’s current collection.
The taxi drivers, who represent the incredibly diverse community of Hastings, were invited to choose their favourite locations in the area and have their portraits taken at either dusk or dawn, aka ‘golden hour’ or ‘blue hour’. With this aesthetic, Hunter pays tribute to JMW Turner, and the many other artists that have worked there, inspired by the natural landscape and incredible light conditions. Along with the photographs, Tom collected the drivers’ verbal histories and reflections to be included as an additional audio component of the exhibition.
Tom Hunter, an artist predominantly working in large format film, shot the series on 5×4″ E6 sheet film. The carefully chosen edit was scanned at high resolution, then produced as Digital C-type Supergloss Prints by our expert printer John Cleur. The prints have been dry mounted to Aluminium Panels to be hung in Bespoke Frames.
“It is the use of light that ties the pictures together and brings a sense of belonging to the landscape.” – Tom Hunter
The exhibition has been curated by Lucy Bell and David Rhodes. Metro Imaging were pleased to support Tom, a long term client, in the commission, along with Arts Council England, Scott Mead, Hastings Borough Council, 247247 Taxis, Chalk Cliff Trust, and Lucy Bell Gallery.
Exhibition Dates: 9th of February until 9th June 2019
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
John’s Place, Bohemia Road
Hastings, TN34 1ET
Admission is free.
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IMAGES © Tom Hunter
1. Ali – Rose Hill
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