Regular readers of the Whitelines will know the name Dan Medhurst well – he’s our senior photographer and regularly contributes stunning action and lifestyle shots to the mag. He’s also our favourite loveable East London dickhead. No seriously though, he’s got some talent. So when we heard he was putting on an exhibition of his travel photos, we started getting pretty excited. Yes, that kind of excited.
The exhibition, called “East of my Youth and West of My Future”, fetaures photos from an epic six-month rip Dan took a year or so back, starting in the Far East and finishing on the West Coast of the US. It will be running for a month, and will be well worth a look-in. Most importantly, it opens with a big party tonight near near Old Street tube, featuring music from Kid Kanieval. If you’re in London, you’d be silly not to make it. Hit more for the full low-down
“East of My Youth and the West of My Future” is a series of stunning images shot by Dan Medhurst during a six-month trip that began in the Far East and ended on the West Coast of America. The exhibition takes its title from a line in the book “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac because it reflected Dan’s own experiences on what he described as “a remarkable journey”. Armed only with an old Nikon 35mm SLR, all of the images were shot on film (69 rolls to be precise).
The exhibition is a mixture of spontaneous portraiture and landscapes. Dan says he took a detour from the conventional tourist spots, as that would enable him to focus on interesting and eccentric characters. The photos at the exhibition consequently offer a unique look at the different cultures he encountered. They celebrate not only the subject’s individuality, but also their surroundings.
Music on the opening night will be performed live by Kidkanevil from 9:00pm until 10:00pm and then DJing from 10:00pm until 1:00am.
Kidkanevil has been steadily making a name for himself with an impressive back catalogue of inventive productions and remixes under his belt. Combining Eastern and Western styles of music and culture this much in demand DJ/producer will be showcasing a live set of his own work that reflects this passion.
Opening Night Thursday 3rd February 2011. Thereafter the exhibition will be open Friday 4th February to Wednesday 2nd March 2011. Opening times may vary. See the CAMP London Website