AboutLithprints and photograms by Nigel Barklie.
'Instant_Jesus_005' is a personal reaction to living in a secular world but wanting a breathing god. These pictures are a search for religious conviction and a reaction to our 'pick and mix' culture of buying into attractive teachings but leaving out the difficult ones.
Finding a way to express such a thing as belief through a photograph is never going to be easy. This exhibition uses both consumer products and religious images to express how worship sits within everyday living. The photographs are traditionally made on film and printed using a black and white technique called lithprinting, a process which replaces the cold sharpness of black and white with subtle colours and soft tones.