A Bestiary of Authors
Originally uploaded by MadeleineS.
A quick snap of my exhibition just before opening - not to a fanfare or a private few(view) but to the general Monday morning in July shoppers. Sunday 29 July was spent getting the final pictures into frames and breaking my nails in the process (girly boo hoo!) then getting everything hung up at Transreal. Mike was great at accurately positioning all the big framed photos like these ones and worked really hard to get it done in some awkward places.
There's a real mixture of work on show - fifty two items altogether. If you need a justification for that mixture then it reflects the variety of people in the exhibition as well as the development of my practice over many years. I've been taking photos of SF & F authors for about ten years with no real plan behind it. When we decided to have the exhibition it was a big job just finding all the potential candidates in the archive and picking out a representative selection. It also coincided with my first forays into the solvent transfer technique so there's a set of those as well as the two sizes and different styles of photographs.
The list of authors in the show is diverse. There are big names in the genre and emerging writers along with one or two mainstream authors who have worked in this field. Here's the list of all thirty four in alphabetical order:
Iain M. Banks
Andrew C. Ferguson
Peter F. Hamilton
M. John Harrison
James P. Hogan
Deborah J. Miller
Kim Stanley Robinson
Andrew J. Wilson
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