This event is a cooperation between Bootstrap Company, a current exhibitor of Colin O'Brien's work, and Unit G Gallery, the sole representative of Colin O'Briens' analogue artwork.
Colin O’Brien has been documenting a changing London in the last sixty years, creating a rare and compelling body of work of black & white photography. Colin O’Brien was born in 1940 in the London Borough of Finsbury. His photographic journey began early in his childhood, when he took his first picture of two Italian friends in Clerkenwell, in 1948. Since then he has continued to record the ordinary and everyday events that surrounded him and has continued to do so to the present day. Most of his output has been taken in London, where he was born and has lived all his life. His photographs are about urban life and could be classed as social documentary.
Colin demonstrates his eye for irony, combined with a professional competence. He has already won numerous competitions and has had many exhibitions, resulting in a number of reviews and critical articles recognising his increasing importance as an exponent of the peripatetic school. Colin has produced a body of work in which poetic beauty is never lost, no matter how commonplace his subjects are.
“It is not often that one finds a photographer whose work spans over 65 years, who posesses eloquence, grace, drama and visual wit, and has a remarkable eye for the world around him.” (Joanna Pitman, The Times)