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Archive > a journey of Colour, Genevieve Engelhardt

Always looking for the small things in a city, and enjoying the fight between the natural and urban world Gen has become a photographer who isn't necessarily concerned with the subject matter but instead, how she captures it. With a background in Graphic and Digital Design Gen doesn’t just search for the everyday streetscapes, urban scenes, offices and suburbia that she loves. It's also about looking for something that fits an aesthetic, it's about being able to find the particular composition and being able to bring it to life with the saturation of colour, weird angles and things that the 'normal' person would walk past without even noticing. Gen’s process is relatively natural; she avoids using any computer manipulation and will sometimes end up with multiple (10-20, 30) of the same shot just to get the right colours and cropping. This, she feel really makes her think about what she’s taking a photo of, but also helps her with what she wants to produce; the beauty, colourfulness (or lack thereof) and strangeness of everyday life. More and more recently she tries to give these usually normal situations and compositions a strangely surreal feel, taking inspiration from artists like Jeffery Smart and Howard Arkley. A Journey of Colour is a photography road trip through the USA, taking you on a journey through the tourist destinations and local streets of New York, Boston, San Francisco, Santa Cruz and Merced. Taken using different angles, saturation of colour and cropping this show attempts to show more than just the tourist ares, but also the amazing colours, culture, architecture and urban design the country has to offer.

January 27 - February 9 2017.