Thursday, March 21, 2013

Simon Roberts' Best Shot

Screen grab from The Guardian website. ©The Guardian

Gallery artist, Simon Roberts, is interviewed by Sarah Phillips for The Guardian. The interview is part of newspaper's insightful My Best Shot series, in which photographers talk about a specifc photograph they've made.
"The print is 2m across, so when it's exhibited, you can see all the other details – such as the mini versions of Stonehenge, the Magna Carta, Nelson's column and Big Ben decorating each jump. All these elements come together to provide a theatrical presentation of the history of Britain. The image itself looks painterly and unreal, like an extreme digital composition, while overhead there's a sinister black blob: an eye-in-the-sky TV camera reminding us that this whole event is actually a stage set.".–Simon Roberts
The interview in The Guardian can be read in full here.

If you're in London, Simon Roberts' photograph is currently on show in the well received  exhibition, Landmark: The Fields of Photogpraphy, which we posted about here. Reviews of the exhibition, including mentions of Simon Roberts, have appeared in the Financial Times and The Independent.

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