CONTACT

I'm always interested in hearing about new projects, thoughts on my work, or opportunities, so just throw an email my way at: wesfosterphoto@gmail.co.uk 

I am an artist who creates pieces of work through writing and photography, generally in conjunction with one another. These pieces of work will usually come together in the form of a short book, installation or film, and almost all are availably freely online.

Creating work through working in both analogue and digital formats it comprises generally of landscapes and creating a portrait of a place through architecture, as well as some portraiture. I always strive for flat, slightly muted images, which are an objective view of the subject. Primarily I am interested in creating work which is accessible, and is therefore designed to be displayed both inside and outside of the white cube gallery space.

The work which I create is heavily influenced by class, social standing and aspirations. I am interested in the way that the working class are seen (or perhaps more appropriately, unseen) within media,and art. I aim to give more space within the arts to working class people, not only by creating work focused around working class areas, but also by creating more relational exhibitions.

As well as my personal work I have extensive experience within music journalism, writing or photographing for publications like The Skinny, God Is In The TV, NowThen Manchester and BagThing has lead him to photographing bands like Suede, Savages and Sleaford Mods.


EXHIBTIONS:

Affect & Effect; Blackjack Tavern, Manchester; 2016

Reply All; Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester; 2016

Pilot; Manchester School of Art; 2017

Greater Manchester Arts Prize (Shortlisted); 2017

Reply All; Despina; Rio De Janeiro; 2017

You Made It (MSoA Degree Show); The Holden Gallery, Manchester; 2017

The Post-Silver; Hoxton Arches, London; 2017

Pingyao International Photography Festival; Pingyao; 2017

Appleby’s; Manchester; 2017/8

Nanjing University of the Arts; Nanjing; 2018

Kirkstall Art Trail; 2018

Waterside Arts Centre, Sale; 2018/9

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