In "Truth Trading", Brian Reed has produced a new body of work which penetrates deep into the consciousness of the urban environment. A continuation with his engagement of found and discarded photos which often surround photo booths and explored the anonymous, discarded detritus of those who have lived, loved and lost.
Whilst still engaged with found imagery, In combing the streets, Brian Reed has collected and appropriated streams of urban collective consciousness. These textual outpourings are wilfully and deliberately, scrawled, painted and etched into the fabric of the city. Provocative sentiment often grammatically wrong, mis-spelt, rude, contemptuous, funny and just plain odd.
If Fake News is literally the peddling of lies, then "Truth Trading" is tangentially opposite, the monetarising of facts, news and ideas.