Significant Sites in My Home Town

Significant Sites in My Home Town

Andrew Ross

Photospace Gallery
37 Courtenay Place, Wellington

19th July-10th August 2019

‘mid-exhibition gathering' on Saturday 27 July, between 11am and 2pm

Andrew Ross   Side view of the Regent Theatre , 29/9/2012 - Gold & selenium toned silver-gelatin contact print from 8"x10" negative.

Andrew Ross Side view of the Regent Theatre, 29/9/2012 - Gold & selenium toned silver-gelatin contact print from 8"x10" negative.

This exhibition of photographs by Andrew Ross marks 20 years of showing his photographs at Photospace Gallery. Appropriately, the photos are of his home town, Masterton. But they're not your usual scenic representations; rather, with a few exceptions, they explore the usually unseen and ignored views around the back of buildings and other overlooked or hard-to-access locations. The light quality is mostly not traditionally photogenic camera-club style, but is softer and more subtle; and for that, his darkroom-printed photos are full of much more tonality and nuance than the high-impact, high contrast snaps you see online. They are more like listening to music on vinyl - and extremely high-grade vinyl at that - instead of streaming from the 'net.